In the glass, this Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot has a deep garnet center with bricking edges and a mid-width, translucent halo….
The nose is LOADED with sugared strawberries, some crusty cherry pie, and a kick of sweet oak….
A taste has a raspberry jam start that quickly turns to straight-up silk with puréed blueberries and maraschino cherries —————-> The mid-palate swings into more of the sweet oak that I got on the nose with a lemon zest kick before black cherries and cola show up late to the party with a LOOOOOOONG finish……
Hey y’all…. This is my first experience with Caraccioli Cellars and good-ness-gracious am I off to a good start! Caraccioli is a 100% estate, family run winery focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay…. This lil Pinot is shooting lights out and would LOVE to be enjoyed with smoked salmon over a bed of risotto!
2016 Caraccioli Cellars “Estate Pinot Noir” Santa Lucia Highlands CA