Tudor Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2006
90 points Wine Spectator - Spice, fresh earth, dried berry and plum fruit is tight, full-bodied, complex and focused. Trim and balanced, ending with minerally tannins. Drink now through 2014. 244 cases made. If SLH is Skipper then the Sarmento is definitely Barbie; much flashier, a better wardrobe and more toys. Silky, supple mouthfeel, flavor reminds me of cherries jubilees with a healthy dose of cinnamon and clove spice. Alpana Singh -- Master Sommelier 91 points Wine Enthusiast "Beautiful and immediately appealing, showing cool-climate coastal acidity and the long hangtime flavors this Central Coast appellation encourages. Dry and silky but full-bodied, the jammy black cherry, currant, tangerine, mocha and spice flavors are wrapped into firm tannins. Best now with decanting, and through 2010. S.H.
91 pts Wine Spectator -"Tight and focused, with a firm mineral and pebble base, leading to ripe cherry, berry and plum fruit that's focused, concentrated, full-bodied and persistent. Drink now through 2014. 2,497 cases made. –JL" Wine Spectator "Very pretty yet focused with elegant aromas of black cherries, cloves and cinnamon spice. Just when you think it is delicate, the finish proves you wrong with its ever lasting length." - Alpana Singh - Master Sommelier