+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Luchessi Vyd. Santa Cruz Mountains 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

For 30 years, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard was located at one of the oldest continuously operated vineyards in California, originally established in 1863 as the Jarvis Brothers Vineyard. Ken Burnap started the winery in 1975 and he's been producing outstanding wines ever since. The Luchessi vineyard is a perfect example of a rough and rugged mountain vineyard that produces wine with tons of character. It was planted in 1981 on a very steep hillside on the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains a little northeast of Monte Bello Ridge. It is an old fashioned vineyard with head-trained vines with no trellis wires – the site is too steep to have wires as tractors need to be able to cultivate either direction depending on the slope.Only 247 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon were produced. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 93 points saying "From a vineyard planted in 1981 in the hills above what became Silicon Valley, this shows soy sauce, sesame, black olive, dill, beef jerky and the darkest of black fruits on the nose. The palate continues the Asian flavor theme, with teriyaki, Chinese five spice and hoisin sauce as well as blueberry paste, dusty leather and crushed rocks, framed by strong structure and bright acidity. Drink 2017–2027. Cellar Selection". Very Limited!!

Add winemaker's notes

Vintages


+ Vintage
Color: Red
Variety: Other
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.5 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard:
Since 1975, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard has been producing terroir-driven, food-oriented wines known for their character, personality and ability to age gracefully for decades. We are well-known for making Pinot Noir that is still alive and well in its third decade. In 2008 we launched a second brand, Quinta Cruz, which features all Iberian Peninsula varieties. These Portuguese and Spanish... Read more
Since 1975, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard has been producing terroir-driven, food-oriented wines known for their character, personality and ability to age gracefully for decades. We are well-known for making Pinot Noir that is still alive and well in its third decade. In 2008 we launched a second brand, Quinta Cruz, which features all Iberian Peninsula varieties. These Portuguese and Spanish varieties include Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Graciano, and Tinto Cão. Our tasting room and winery is located in the City of Santa Cruz in an area where you can walk to many other tasting rooms nearby, many in the same building. We are only a few blocks from the beach and Natural Bridges State Park. Read less

External Reviews for Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Luchessi Vyd. Santa Cruz Mountains

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/02/2016

For 30 years, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard was located at one of the oldest continuously operated vineyards in California, originally established in 1863 as the Jarvis Brothers Vineyard. Ken Burnap started the winery in 1975 and he's been producing outstanding wines ever since. The Luchessi vineyard is a perfect example of a rough and rugged mountain vineyard that produces wine with tons of character. It was planted in 1981 on a very steep hillside on the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains a little northeast of Monte Bello Ridge. It is an old fashioned vineyard with head-trained vines with no trellis wires – the site is too steep to have wires as tractors need to be able to cultivate either direction depending on the slope.Only 247 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon were produced. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 93 points saying "From a vineyard planted in 1981 in the hills above what became Silicon Valley, this shows soy sauce, sesame, black olive, dill, beef jerky and the darkest of black fruits on the nose. The palate continues the Asian flavor theme, with teriyaki, Chinese five spice and hoisin sauce as well as blueberry paste, dusty leather and crushed rocks, framed by strong structure and bright acidity. Drink 2017–2027. Cellar Selection". Very Limited!!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/28/2016

For 30 years, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard was located at one of the oldest continuously operated vineyards in California, originally established in 1863 as the Jarvis Brothers Vineyard. Ken Burnap started the winery in 1975 and he's been producing outstanding wines ever since. The winery moved to the city of Santa Cruz in 2008. The Luchessi vineyard is a perfect example of a rough and rugged mountain vineyard that produces wine with tons of character. It was planted in 1981 on a very steep hillside on the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains a little northeast of Monte Bello Ridge. It is an old fashioned vineyard with head-trained vines with no trellis wires – the site is too steep to have wires as tractors need to be able to cultivate either direction depending on the slope.Only 247 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon were produced. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 93 points saying "From a vineyard planted in 1981 in the hills above what became Silicon Valley, this shows soy sauce, sesame, black olive, dill, beef jerky and the darkest of black fruits on the nose. The palate continues the Asian flavor theme, with teriyaki, Chinese five spice and hoisin sauce as well as blueberry paste, dusty leather and crushed rocks, framed by strong structure and bright acidity. Drink 2017–2027. Cellar Selection". Very Limited!!



Photos

+ Add Image

Top Santa Cruz Mou. Lists


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network