Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
|Appellation||Santa Lucia Highlands|
Wine EnthusiastSultry black cherry, clove and crushed graphite show on the nose of this single-vineyard study from Winemaker Paul Clifton. That baked black-cherry power arises strongly on the palate as well, with lots of allspice and star anise. The wine finishes crisp, wiping the palate clean.
Wine AdvocateAnother terrific wine from this estate is the 2014 Lucienne Pinot Noir Doctor's Vineyard. Fresh, focused and vibrant, with nicely integrated acidity giving plenty of lift to notes of black cherries, sappy herbs and spring flowers, it has fine grained tannin, excellent concentration and a great finish. It will be better in a year or two (which is a rarity in 2014) and keep through 2024.
Wine SpectatorAn assertive style, with a dusty mix of savory berry, cedar and black tea providing a firm tannic backbone. Should gain with time in the bottle. Drink now through 2023. 922 cases made.