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Producer: Clarice Wine Company, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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VintageWineColorRatingPriceReviews
2018 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands, its translucent ruby/purple color is followed by Gevrey-like bouquet of black cherries and savory dark fruits, damp earth, leafy herbs, and forest floor. Needing plenty of air to show at its best, it’s medium-bodied and has a silky, elegant texture, good acidity, and again, a Burgundian style in its texture. It’s going to benefit from a year or three of bottle age and evolve for a solid 10-15 years.

  $85 2

Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands, its translucent ruby/purple color is followed by Gevrey-like bouquet of black cherries and savory dark fruits, damp earth, leafy herbs, and forest floor. Needing plenty of air to show at its best, it’s medium-bodied and has a silky, elegant texture, good acidity, and again, a Burgundian style in its texture. It’s going to benefit from a year or three of bottle age and evolve for a solid 10-15 years.

2018 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard

From a great vineyard located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2018 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard offers a touch more fruit in its bouquet of framboise, wild strawberries, spring flowers, and candied orange-like aromas and flavors. It’s beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, has plenty of mid-palate depth, and more structure and depth than the straight appellation release. Give bottles a year and it too is going to evolve for 10-15 years.

  $85 2

From a great vineyard located in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2018 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard offers a touch more fruit in its bouquet of framboise, wild strawberries, spring flowers, and candied orange-like aromas and flavors. It’s beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, has plenty of mid-palate depth, and more structure and depth than the straight appellation release. Give bottles a year and it too is going to evolve for 10-15 years.

2018 Clarice Wine Company Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard

Seeing plenty of stems and a fair amount of new oak, the 2018 Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard is the biggest, richest Pinot Noir in the lineup and has a rocking core of red and black fruits, baking spices, dried flowers, and a hint of iron. Beautifully textured, full-bodied, with a deep, layered mid-palate, and ripe, building tannins, this is a rock star of a Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir to drink over the coming decade or more. While it’s my favorite of the three releases, all of these are beautiful, singular wines.

  $85 2

Seeing plenty of stems and a fair amount of new oak, the 2018 Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard is the biggest, richest Pinot Noir in the lineup and has a rocking core of red and black fruits, baking spices, dried flowers, and a hint of iron. Beautifully textured, full-bodied, with a deep, layered mid-palate, and ripe, building tannins, this is a rock star of a Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir to drink over the coming decade or more. While it’s my favorite of the three releases, all of these are beautiful, singular wines.