92pts Wine Enthusiast
Layers of baked berry, pie crust and star anise show on the nose of this clonal combination. It’s clean and direct on the palate, offering tart red-currant and cranberry flavors, touched up by thyme, lavender and potpourri elements.
92pts Tasting Panel
Pale ruby color and a fresh cherry nose. Crisp and bright, with notes of cherry, strawberry, and rhubarb; silky and fresh, charming and long.
92pts Jeb Dunnuck
Coming from a mix of clones, the light ruby-hued 2018 Pinot Noir Twelve Clones gives up a pretty nose of framboise and strawberries as well as lots of floral, rose petal, sappy herb, and minty aromas and flavors. It's another lightly textured, medium-bodied, elegant wine from this estate to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years.
The 2018 Twelve Clones demonstrates the finesse of Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. It displays aromas of blackberry, cola, and cured meat. Flavors of red and black fruit are complemented by notes of black plum and toasty oak. Perfectly poised, this medium bodied wine is light on its feet and a great reflection of 2018’s elegance.
A wonderful accompaniment to roasted chicken and grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef or lamb preparation.