2019 Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Pinot Noir
Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report, Aug 2021
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2022
About This Wine
Garys’ Vineyard has been an excellent source of Pinot Noir and features the Pisoni Selection of Pinot Noir, a suitcase clone from Burgundy. Two sections from varying elevations provide nuanced differences that provide a more dynamic palate profile and layered flavors. The 2019 Garys’ opens with floral notes and sage with lingering dark fruit. The palate has laser-like focus upon the first sip then gradually expands with flavors of seared tomato, crushed gravel, and roasted cranberry. With brilliant acidity and expressive tannins, the finish is beautifully knit and persistent. This would benefit from decanting and will be one that can be kept in the cellar for some years to come.