Stephen Ross Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013
On tasting, this is a deeply colored, crimson hued wine with brilliant clarity. The aromas emerge gracefully from the glass, a gentle wine with scents reminiscent of dried rose petal and cherries. It is a very pretty wine with fine textures and a seductive, alluring appeal.
The wine is driven by the expressive fruit characteristics from Olsen Ranch, located in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, and complemented with silky textures and intensity from Stone Corral Vineyard located in the Edna Valley. Olsen Ranch is located on the east facing hillsides on the west side of the Salinas Valley near the towns of Greenfield and Soledad.