2010 yields were lower than in typical years, due in part to early season weather conditions and crop thinning near season's end. That being said, the harvest delivered high quality fruit, with characteristics of full phenolic ripeness, concentrated flavors and balance.
Manufacturer: Delectus Vineyards and Winery
Brand: Delectus Vineyards and Winery
The vines in this amazing vineyard were planted in 1911 (the oldest PS vineyard in the Napa Valley) high up on Spring Mountain, west of St. Helena. We were offered three separate blocks in May 2000, and that first vintage catapulted itself to become the top rated Petite Sirah in Wine Spectator (2003). Since then, our increasing knowledge of this vineyard has produced more refined and complex wines that have turned heads and won hearts.
2011 Tudor Wines Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir 750 mL
Manufacturer: Tudor Wines
Medium garnet color - a very perfumed wine with listed spice and red berry and cherry tones. There's something savory as well - almost like bacon. The palate is on the richer side of medium with good length and integration. There are some herbal tones that hint at white pepper.