2017 SOLOMON HILLS PINOT NOIR
Solomon Hills Vineyard
This single-vineyard selection hails from the famed Solomon Hills Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. This vineyard was planted in the 1990s by the Miller family—the family behind the legendary Bien Nacido Vineyard. Solomon Hills has since emerged as their crown jewel, and is renowned producing Pinot Noirs of elegance, richness and length.
The 2017 vintage offers floral aromas of strawberry, violet and rose petal with accents of warm cocoa, raspberry and cardamom spice. The palate is sensual and seductive, showing flavors of dried cherries, cranberries and rhubarb underscored with notes of white truffle, damp forest floor and lychee. A velvety texture bestows lingering layers of red cherry and pomegranate through a long, persistent finish.
93 points, Wine Enthusiast