2012 Lucienne Pinot Noir Doctor's Vineyard
92 points PinotFile - "Aromas of dark berry compote, black cherry, black currant and oak-driven toast and vanilla. The wine offers the most intensely sappy fruit in the 2012 lineup, with pleasing flavors of blackberry, black cherry and black currant. The tannins are well matched and supportive, and the mouthfeel is smooth and accommodating."
91 points Pinot Report - "Medium-deep ruby color; deep, tight, herbal and cherry aromas with some oak notes; complex, herbal and oak flavors with cherry notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Earthy and herbal Pinot that’s perfect for a mushroom pasta."
91 points Wine Enthusiast
90 points Wine Spectator - Firm, dense and structured, with a core of earth-driven blackberry and wild berry, showing touches of dried herb, black tea, licorice and cedar. Drink now through 2021. 641 cases made.—J.L."
Our Lucienne Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir is one of four vineyard-designated, limited-production Pinot Noirs from our estate in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. In part, our Lucienne wines owe their seductive nature to clonal selection. We have planted an array of Pinot Noir clones, or slight genetic variations, planted in each of our vineyards. Each clone contributes a desired color, aroma, flavor, texture or structural element to the finished wine.