Puma Road

2013 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Apex and Vigna Monte Nero vineyards

California: Monterey County: Santa Lucia Highlands

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Puma's Pride

Today’s wine was made by 3rd generation grape growing legend, Ray Franscioni. Ray is the brother of, Gary Franscioni, another legend in the Salinas Valley.

The Franscioni family has farmed the valley for more than 100 years. They understand the unique soil composition and they know how to grow amazing wine grapes… especially Pinot Noir!

Today’s Puma Road 2013 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir hails from Ray Franscioni’s current wine project. This wine is a perfectly balanced and juicy treat from one of our favorite Pinot producing regions, the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot from this area is a very special treat and we’re thrilled to share this fantastic wine with you today.

Delightfully aromatic, with harmonious aromas of raspberry, bramble, pink champagne buttercream icing, red currant, summer forest, dried mushroom, subtle oak, vanilla and a subtle hint of savory eucalyptus.

Bing cherry juice bursts onto the palate, followed by raspberry jam, red currant, cranberry, dusty bramble, river rock, young strawberry, subtle sweet spice and a hint of eucalyptus.

Very highly recommended.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Pale ruby at the edges, darker but still translucent at the heart of this pretty wine.

Smell:

Raspberry, bramble, pink champagne buttercream icing, red currant, summer forest, dried mushroom, subtle oak, vanilla and a subtle hint of savory eucalyptus.

Taste:

Bing cherry juice, raspberry jam, red currant, cranberry, dusty bramble, river rock, young strawberry, subtle sweet spice and a hint of eucalyptus.

Finish:

The wine starts with a mouth full of red fruit, with flavors that increase before fading to reveal mineral and spice. The spice lingers along the gum-line, eventually fading as late-appearing plush tannins spread a soft dryness to the lips and cheeks.

Pairing:

We’ll enjoy this really lovely Pinot with baked salmon with herbs & lemon. Or a pork loin with fennel and wild mushroom gravy.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ray Franscioni
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Abv
14.1%
Aging
10 months
Barrels
50% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
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