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Producer: Luli, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2018 Luli Sauvignon Blanc

From the Arroyo Seco appellation, the light gold 2018 Sauvignon Blanc reveals a tropical bouquet of peach, pineapple, and nectarines as well as a juicy, deliciously drinkable style on the palate. It has plenty of fruit, good acidity, and a clean, crisp finish. It would make a terrific house white.

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From the Arroyo Seco appellation, the light gold 2018 Sauvignon Blanc reveals a tropical bouquet of peach, pineapple, and nectarines as well as a juicy, deliciously drinkable style on the palate. It has plenty of fruit, good acidity, and a clean, crisp finish. It would make a terrific house white.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

2018 Luli Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

The 2018 Chardonnay is also terrific. Coming from the Santa Lucia Highlands, it offers a classy, medium-bodied, nicely balanced style as well as good richness, integrated acidity, and textbook Chardonnay notes of orchard and peach fruits. It’s another winner.

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The 2018 Chardonnay is also terrific. Coming from the Santa Lucia Highlands, it offers a classy, medium-bodied, nicely balanced style as well as good richness, integrated acidity, and textbook Chardonnay notes of orchard and peach fruits. It’s another winner.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

2018 Luli Rose Of Grenache

Also from the Arroyo Seco appellation, the 2018 Rose of Grenache is a light pink/salmon-colored effort with a juicy, Provençal style along with notes of strawberries, orange blossom, and spice. It’s beautifully balanced, medium-bodied, has good acidity, and a clean, dry finish, all making for a delicious rosé to enjoy over the coming summer months.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

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Also from the Arroyo Seco appellation, the 2018 Rose of Grenache is a light pink/salmon-colored effort with a juicy, Provençal style along with notes of strawberries, orange blossom, and spice. It’s beautifully balanced, medium-bodied, has good acidity, and a clean, dry finish, all making for a delicious rosé to enjoy over the coming summer months.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

2018 Luli Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

Moving to the Pinot Noirs, there are three releases, all from the Santa Lucia Highlands. The appellation 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands offers a medium ruby, almost opaque hue as well as a spicy, smoky bouquet of spiced strawberries, darker currants, underbrush, and brambly herbs. This carries to a medium-bodied, supple, beautifully textured, even seamless Pinot Noir that punches way above its humble price point. Enjoy bottles over the coming couple of years.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

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Moving to the Pinot Noirs, there are three releases, all from the Santa Lucia Highlands. The appellation 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands offers a medium ruby, almost opaque hue as well as a spicy, smoky bouquet of spiced strawberries, darker currants, underbrush, and brambly herbs. This carries to a medium-bodied, supple, beautifully textured, even seamless Pinot Noir that punches way above its humble price point. Enjoy bottles over the coming couple of years.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

2018 Luli Pinot Noir Highlands Ranch

Slightly more translucent, the 2018 Pinot Noir Highlands Ranch comes from the cooler, more northern end of the appellation and sandy, loamy soils. Pretty cherry and tart strawberry fruits as well as ample sappy flower and spice notes all emerge from the glass of this elegant red, which has nicely integrated acidity, no hard edges, and a great finish. It’s more focused and straight than the appellation release as well as lengthier, and I suspect it will keep for 4-5 years or more.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

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Slightly more translucent, the 2018 Pinot Noir Highlands Ranch comes from the cooler, more northern end of the appellation and sandy, loamy soils. Pretty cherry and tart strawberry fruits as well as ample sappy flower and spice notes all emerge from the glass of this elegant red, which has nicely integrated acidity, no hard edges, and a great finish. It’s more focused and straight than the appellation release as well as lengthier, and I suspect it will keep for 4-5 years or more.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

2018 Luli Pinot Noir Monte Linda

Last of the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Monte Linda is from the southern, warmer part of the Santa Lucia Highlands. As with all three of the Pinots, it was aged all in neutral oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It’s a much bigger, richer expression of Pinot Noir and gives up a big blast of spiced dark fruits, mulled cherries, camphor, licorice, and roasted herbs. With medium to full body, a rounded, mouthfilling texture, and a good finish, it takes some air to unwind, so don’t be afraid to open bottles ahead of time. It should keep for 4-5 years as well.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

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Last of the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Monte Linda is from the southern, warmer part of the Santa Lucia Highlands. As with all three of the Pinots, it was aged all in neutral oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It’s a much bigger, richer expression of Pinot Noir and gives up a big blast of spiced dark fruits, mulled cherries, camphor, licorice, and roasted herbs. With medium to full body, a rounded, mouthfilling texture, and a good finish, it takes some air to unwind, so don’t be afraid to open bottles ahead of time. It should keep for 4-5 years as well.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

2018 Luli Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands

In addition to the Pinot Noirs, Luli releases a terrific Syrah. The 2018 Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands comes from a handful of sites and was 40% destemmed and brought up in neutral oak. comes from a handful of sites and was 40% destemmed and brought up in neutral oak. This deep purple-colored effort offers a cool-climate, Saint-Joseph-like vibe in its black and blue fruits, black pepper, green herbs, and rocky, earthy minerality. With medium-bodied richness, plenty of fruit, good acidity, and ripe tannins, it’s a terrific Syrah to enjoy over the coming 5-7 years.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.

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In addition to the Pinot Noirs, Luli releases a terrific Syrah. The 2018 Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands comes from a handful of sites and was 40% destemmed and brought up in neutral oak. comes from a handful of sites and was 40% destemmed and brought up in neutral oak. This deep purple-colored effort offers a cool-climate, Saint-Joseph-like vibe in its black and blue fruits, black pepper, green herbs, and rocky, earthy minerality. With medium-bodied richness, plenty of fruit, good acidity, and ripe tannins, it’s a terrific Syrah to enjoy over the coming 5-7 years.

Readers looking for high-quality wines that won’t break the bank should check out these latest releases from Luli.