Lucas & Lewellen Rosé of Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2014
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Varietal Pinot Noir
Retail Price $18
Score 5 Stars/97 points
In the Glass
Brilliant salmon color with hints of ruby.
The nose is quite floral with waves of fresh, ripe berries and a hint of mineral and citrus zest.
The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush, fruit-driven core with flavors of raspberry, strawberry, semi-tart red cherry, and plum with accents of mineral, citrus, and cranberry.
Intensity & Texture
It's perfectly balanced with a ripe, full center and vibrant acidty.
I'm a sucker for a well made rosé and this one certainly fits the bill.
It's absolutely brilliant, could not be better so for under $20 it's a value in my book.
Made with 100% Pinot Noir grown in four different vineyard locations in both the Santa Maria Valley (3) and the Los Alamos Valley. These are vineyards that are well suited for growing Pinot Noir. This wine also features four different clones of Pinot Noir, two are clones long used in California and two are recent imports from Burgundy. This terrific rosé has the heart of great French rosé that feature vibrant fruit with a great dose of refreshing acidity and crisp mineral notes. Fewer than 600 cases of this wine were made.
How to Enjoy
This wine needs nothing more than a glass but it’s great with smoked salmon or shrimp cocktail.