Roar Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

$74.99

98 Points                                                                   ROAR makes some of the best and hardest to get new Pinot Noirs in California.  Get the new release BEFORE the ratings come out! 98 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from the warmer, southern end of the appellation and slightly more granitic soils, the 2018 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is certainly my favorite in the lineup. Deep ruby/purple, with a smoking bouquet of red currants, wild strawberries, forest floor, violets, and spice, it has beautiful minerality, full-bodied richness, building structure, and a great, great finish. Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir doesn't get much better. This beauty will benefit from a year in bottle and drink brilliantly for a decade or more. Unfortunately, there are only 265 cases made." 94 Points Wine Spectator: "Harmonious, densely packed flavors of ripe dark fruits and Asian spice are layered with chocolate cream accents. Fleshy tannins and acidity power this version, leading to a long, rich finish that features concentrated minerally and underbrush notes. Drink now through 2026." Roar is owned by Gary & Rosella Franscioni, who planted and own the famed Rosella's Vineyard, Gary's Vineyard and Pisoni Vineyard in California's Central Coast. 

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Ratings on Delectable

Garen Staglin Delectable Pro

Straight arrow just right Pinot. Fruit and balance.

Straight arrow just right Pinot. Fruit and balance.

9.3

Anna Sangiacomo

Just had to try this baby. Delicious fruit & Acid~ half a bottle.

Just had to try this baby. Delicious fruit & Acid~ half a bottle.

9.1

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