One of the best $20 California Pinots we've found this year. To stock up on by the case. 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine smells delicious, with aromas of cola, pomegranate and yellow cake with frosting. The excellence carries through to the palate, with shipped cream and cherries, teriyaki and maple-glazed pork There is noticeable grip and lots of zing and energy in teh glass." Sostener is a collaborative project between two Monterey grower/vintners- Steve McIntyre and Michael Thomas- who are dedicated to producing affordable, premium quality Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Meaning to sustain in Spanish, the name Sostener not only evokes the local heritage of the Salinas Valley, but also symbolizes a dedication to sustainable viticulture and Winemaking.