2009 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Rosella's Vineyard
California: Monterey County: Santa Lucia Highlands
After a long hiatus, we are thrilled to welcome back an old time favorite, Bernardus Winery! Their wines are extraordinary - but hard to come by. Production is small and quality is very high, making Bernardus wines highly desirable.
For today’s special offering, we were given access to Bernardus’ cellar and we went straight for the good stuff. Of the wines that were available to us for this special event, we chose the 2009 Bernardus Winery Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, a limited-production, single vineyard delight.
This very highly recommended wine is drinking beautifully, now, with balanced earth and fruit character that delight the nose and palate. Just as delightful is the elegant with silky and supple mouthfeel. This is a wine to take ones time with, allowing your senses to take in each distinctly different component.
Deep and dark and beautiful with deepest black cherry juice hues. At the edge of the glass, ruby highlights catch the light.
Lush and layered with dusty dark cherry, forest floor, smoky pomegranate, baked spiced apple, dark plum and black cherry and supple leather.
Bold and dark, this wine beautifully balances earth and dark fruit. Also velvety and smooth, this wine exudes lush flavors of black cherry, blackberry candy, cassis, hard dried leather and a hint of black pepper.
Elegant and lingering, the wine dries the palate at the edges. This gives the wine a unique quality that is at once silky and leathery. At the very end of the finish, the mouth pickers nicely, indicating that this wine will be an excellent and elegant companion for a wide range of foods.
For the ultimate culinary delight, pair this wine with pork loin in a cherry reduction.