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Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2012

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93 points PinotReport: Medium-deep ruby color; deep, ripe smoky black cherry aromas; rich, deep, smoky black cherry flavors with some pepper and oak notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, lush Pinot perfect for grilled pork. 2,175 cases made. (11/15/13)

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Siduri Wines:
Siduri started more than 15 years ago in our native Texas. At the time it was a dream shared by two wine geeks (us!) who wanted nothing more than to move to California and make killer Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards we could find. Today that dream is a reality. In 2004 Siduri celebrated its 10 year anniversary. We can hardly believe it, but between two wine labels (Siduri and sister la... Read more
Siduri started more than 15 years ago in our native Texas. At the time it was a dream shared by two wine geeks (us!) who wanted nothing more than to move to California and make killer Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards we could find. Today that dream is a reality. In 2004 Siduri celebrated its 10 year anniversary. We can hardly believe it, but between two wine labels (Siduri and sister label Novy Family Wines) and three beautiful children, we are beyond blessed and beyond busy! With our small but tireless crew we produce over 25 different Pinot Noir wines each year, representing the largest Pinot Noir focus of any California winery. We invite you to use this site to learn more about our wines, winemaking, and vineyards as well as to access our online tasting notes. To receive information directly from the winery on special wine offerings, events and tastings, please take a moment to join our mailing list. Next time your travels take you to the wine country, be sure to give us a call. We would be delighted to have you visit the winery for a personal tour and tasting. Thanks again for your interest in Siduri. We love what we do and enjoy the opportunity to share with others. Adam & Dianna Lee Read less

Member Reviews for Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: William Djubin
1464471626
4.50 5
07/20/2014

The 2012 Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir was Opulent and Blackberry.. Not the typical Strawberry.. but balanced and Blackberry. Decanted, Aired and enjoyed over a 2 1/2 hour 5 course dinner. My guests would rate this wine higher than WS or Tanzer, so I rated this Pinot for the Customer.


Snooth User: William Djubin
1464471626
4.50 5
07/20/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,156
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/16/2013

Nice translucent red/plum color. Fairly big nose with earthy, vegetative and some spicy (?) hints. Very fruity on the tip of the tongue--some cherry, some fig. Moderate tannins and moderate acid. Something of a tar or oily taste in the very back of the palate. US$35.99 at Total WIne in 2010


Snooth User: TUDOR
126967649
1.00 5
Vintage: 2000 02/03/2010

One glass


External Reviews for Siduri Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

Deep ruby. Lively cherry and blackberry aromas are deepened by a note of musky sassafras. Juicy, incisive and gently sweet, offering silky dark berry flavors lifted by zesty acidity. Silky tannins add structure and focus to the finish, which leaves sappy blackberry and bitter cherry notes in its wake. - Stephen Tanzer 90 Points While all the bottled wines were tasted at my home in Colorado (and followed for multiple days), the 2012s were tasted during my visit to the Santa Lucia Highlands. A blend from barrels that don't make the single vineyard releases, the 2012 Pinot Noir has loads of potential. Elegant, fresh and pure on the palate, with great acidity, it offers beautiful spice, floral and cherry and darker berry flavors and aromas. It should be approachable on release and have a solid drink window. Drink 2015-2020. - Robert Parker 89-91 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Deep ruby. Lively cherry and blackberry aromas are deepened by a note of musky sassafras. Juicy, incisive and gently sweet, offering silky dark berry flavors lifted by zesty acidity. Silky tannins add structure and focus to the finish, which leaves sappy blackberry and bitter cherry notes in its wake. - Stephen Tanzer 90 PointsWhile all the bottled wines were tasted at my home in Colorado (and followed for multiple days), the 2012s were tasted during my visit to the Santa Lucia Highlands. A blend from barrels that don't make the single vineyard releases, the 2012 Pinot Noir has loads of potential. Elegant, fresh and pure on the palate, with great acidity, it offers beautiful spice, floral and cherry and darker berry flavors and aromas. It should be approachable on release and have a solid drink window. Drink 2015-2020. - Robert Parker 89-91 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/18/2014

Deep ruby. Lively cherry and blackberry aromas are deepened by a note of musky sassafras. Juicy, incisive and gently sweet, offering silky dark berry flavors lifted by zesty acidity. Silky tannins add structure and focus to the finish, which leaves sappy blackberry and bitter cherry notes in its wake. While all the bottled wines were tasted at my home in Colorado (and followed for multiple days), the 2012s were tasted during my visit to the Santa Lucia Highlands. A blend from barrels that dont make the single vineyard releases, the 2012 Pinot Noir has loads of potential. Elegant, fresh and pure on the palate, with great acidity, it offers beautiful spice, floral and cherry and darker berry flavors and aromas. It should be approachable on release and have a solid drink window. Drink 2015-2020. - Robert Parker 89-91 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2011 Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 375ml


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/11/2012

The focus of Siduri Wines is sourcing the finest Pinot Noir fruit from California and Oregon. The Santa Lucia Highlands label is a great starting point for these wines, striking a deft balance between ripe fruit and structure.


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Vintage: 2011 02/06/2013

Full ruby color. Aromas of herry-vanilla, black raspberry and woodsmoke. Fleshy and sweet, showing good heft to its open-knit dark berry flavors. Finishes smooth and warm, with good cling and lingering spiciness. Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2011 Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 375ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/10/2012

The 2010 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands shows lovely inner palate sweetness and freshness in its sweet cherries, flowers, spices, all of which come together beautifully in a fleshy, generous style. The Santa Lucia Highlands bottling is made from pa... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 375ml


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93 points PinotReport: Medium-deep ruby color; deep, ripe smoky black cherry aromas; rich, deep, smoky black cherry flavors with some pepper and oak notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, lush Pinot perfect for grilled pork. 2,175 cases made. (11/15/13)

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