95pts Tasting Panel
Medium ruby color and a spiced cherry nose. Juicy, fresh, crisp, and tangy; balanced and delicious, with bright acidity and excellent length.
94pts Wine Enthusiast
Bright aromas of pomegranate, orange peel, pepper and sea salt show on the nose of this clonal combination. Zesty, energetic flavors of lemon and orange zest meet with a tart and snappy red-currant flavor on the palate, with oregano and cardamom adding complexity toward the finish.
The 2019 Twelve Clones demonstrates the finesse typical of pinot noir from the
Santa Lucia Highlands. It displays aromas of black cherry, cedar, and sweet baking spices. Flavors of red and black fruit are complemented with a hint of sassafrass. Perfectly poised, this medium bodied wine is light on its feet with weightless tannins and crisp acidity.
A wonderful accompaniment to roasted chicken and grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef, or lamb preparation.