Lucas & Lewellen 2012 Goodchild High 9 Pinot Noir
Light and airy in the glass. When I first dug my nose in, the tobacco jumped out. It was eager. I slowed down for a few more slower draws and some black cherry and some deep green veggie -like something or other. Something like grilled asparagus. It was hard to pin down but intriguing. The palate continues with the tobacco and cherry. The cherry begin a tart flare on the mid-palate and then starts to sour and finishes crisply. Definitely not my style of Pinot but well made and great structure for sure.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “This is a limited vintage from the highest nine acre block of the Goodchild Vineyard, where the cool climate produces highly concentrated clone 667 grapes. This wine was aged sur lees for 11 months in French oak, bringing forth the natural flavors of lively red fruit with smooth tannins and a lingering finish.” 1033 cases