Silver Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Miller Hill Vineyard 2004
Case Discount: 15% Tasting Notes: A favorite of the Prince of Pinot, who says in his PinotFile Newsletter, "Medium-bodied with a gorgeous garnet robe. The nose is plush with red fruits and a brambly character. A wine of great elegance that finishes with a peek-a-boo dose of sexy fruit and spice that lingers and leaves you staring at the glass. Beautifully composed, balanced and sleek. Two hours later it was still solid. Wowee! Demure and curvaceous. You will love this wine!" Winemaker Notes: This Pinot Noir came from a vineyard close to Silver Mountain that is organically farmed. At 1750 feet this vineyard enjoys the cooling maritime influence of nearby Monterey Bay. The wine was aged 14-16 months in tight-grained Hungarian oak, which lends a light toasty, smoky character. The tight grain of the Hungarian oak reduces astringent oak tannins in the wine and allows only a subtle hint of oak flavors that support rather than dominate the fruit. This barrel choice complements the delicate Pinot Noir fruit and produces a smooth, silky mouthfeel, which contributes to the unique sensory experience of Silver Mountain Pinots. This is a well-balanced wine that will age gracefully for many years. Return to Silver Mountain Wine List
External Reviews for Silver Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Miller Hill Vineyard
This wine is beautifully composed, balanced and sleek. The wine was aged 16 months in tightgrained Hungarian oak, a barrel choice that complements the delicate Pinot Noir fruit, lends a light toasty, smoky character, and produces a smooth, silky mouthfeel. The palate is well structured, with rich, gorgeous colour and smooth tannins. This is a well-balanced wine that will age gracefully for many years. nose: Plush with red fruits and a brambly character. Palate: elegant with complex red fruits and spice.