Lucia Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 2011

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94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): Showing darker fruit, as well as additional minerality, the 2011 Pinot Noir Ga...

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90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. From 3.06 hectares on sand, gravel, and clay, the average vine age is 45 years, plus a one hectare plot that was... Read more

90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. This 3-hectare vineyard is split into sections, one planted in 1901 in clay and limestone soils across the road ... Read more

The 2008 Pinot Noir (which utilizes about 40% new oak) comes from above the Pisoni and Garys' Vineyards, two of the top sites in the Santa Lucia Hi... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. From 3.06 hectares on sand, gravel, and clay, the average vine age is 45 years, plus a one hectare plot that was planted in 1901. Tiny yields of only 25 hl/ha. Aged in 50% new oak and 50% once-used oak. Red cherry f... Devon Magee. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lucia 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/17/2011

90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc. This 3-hectare vineyard is split into sections, one planted in 1901 in clay and limestone soils across the road from Grand Pontet; two other 40-year old plots located near Monbousquet in clay and siliceous soil. Net... Jeff Loo. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Lucia 6000ml


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Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

The 2008 Pinot Noir (which utilizes about 40% new oak) comes from above the Pisoni and Garys' Vineyards, two of the top sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The wine has a perfumed bouquet of blue, red, and black fruits along with some forest floor, underbrush, and subtle background oak. Velvety textured, deep, full-bodied flavors cascade over the palate with a sweetness and purity that are admirable. About 10-15% stems were used in the fermentation, but they don't show in the wine, although I am sure the nicely integrated, tannic structure of the wine is a result of them. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 05/12/2011

The 2008, which was problematic from barrel tastings, has settled down beautifully, and showed very well on three separate occasions. Proprietor Michel Bortolussi has turned out a beautifully pure, deep blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Lucia 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

A blend of fruit from both the Garys' and Pisoni vineyards, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Pinot Noir includes 10-15% stems. Smoky blueberry, black cherry, and forest floor aromas are followed by a broad, beautifully textured Pinot exhibiting sweet fruit, ripe tannin, a silky style, and gobs of complexity. Consume this alluring red over the next 5-6 years.


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Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

The 2003 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard possesses a dense ruby/plum color along with scents of sweet and sour cherries, flowers, earth, and wood spice, an open-knit texture, a precocious style, plush fruit flavors, and a long finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.


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Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Even better is the 2006 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard. Superb aromas of truffles, underbrush, spring flowers, black cherries, and black currants emerge from this deep, full-bodied, exuberant but gorgeously balanced and pure effort. Drink this full-bodied, compelling Pinot over the next 5-6 years.


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2006 07/16/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): Showing darker fruit, as well as additional minerality, the 2011 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is rich and mouth-filling on the palate. Layered, nicely balanced and textured, it's a beautiful effort and will evolve gracefully through 2021. Drink 2015-2021. (Aug 2013)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): Showing darker fruit, as well as additional minerality, the 2011 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is rich and mouth-filling on the palate. Layered, nicely balanced and textured, it's a beautiful effort and will evolve gracefully through 2021. Drink 2015-2021. (Aug 2013)

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