2021 SOLOMON HILLS PINOT NOIR

$90

This limited-edition Pinot Noir comes exclusively from the famed Solomon Hills Vineyard, the westernmost vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, just 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The 2021 vintage displays a stunningly floral nose of strawberries, rose petal and African violet with notes of cherry, raspberry and cardamom spice, all accented by earthy truffle and damp forest floor. Alluring, ethereal aromas of lilac and pine needles round out the lovely bouquet. A smooth, seductive palate displays focused flavors of dried cherry, rhubarb, candied apple and lychee underscored with soft hints of leather and chocolate-dipped strawberry. A silky finish reveals elegant notes of pomegranate and cherry with a hint of clove spice.