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 profile of this wine is reminiscent of fine Burgundy—floral on the nose with flavors of raspberry, red plum and violets, all underscored by subtle earthiness. Feminine and pleasureful, it displays beautiful purity and abundant elegance through the finish. This Pinot Noir was aged for 11 months in 80% new French oak barrels for optimal maturity. While approachable now, it will continue to evolve gracefully in the bottle.
93 points- Wine Enthusiast