Selected Best Wine - Winter 2018

by David Furer David Furer

N V L' Homme Qui Ris Sparkling

Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands USA

Average Price: 42.00

Amongst the first of Santa Lucia Highlands' vineyards to be SIP Certified, Steve McIntyre's 60-acre property boasts some of the AVA’s oldest Pinot Noir--own-rooted for 48 years--and Chardonnay. Overseeing 20% of SLH's producing vines, his Monterey Pacific firm farms 14,000 acres in Monterey County making him one of the Central Coast's largest, most knowledgeable vintners. "The significant and immutable part of SLH's terroir is wind arriving like clockwork near 1pm slowing the grapes' sugar production. This allows polyphenols--aromas and flavors--to develop at a slower and more even rate. Our summer nights are also very mild giving us a great pH/acid balance." A new gravity-fed winery at the vineyard's edge will open in May.

Real World Wine Description

Body

Medium

Acid

Mouth Watering

Dryness

Dry

Fruit Flavors

Citrus, Mineral

Aging

Fresh baked bread, and Brioche Flavors

Texture

Crisp

(S or P)*

S


A medium bodied crisp textured wine with aromas of Citrus, Brioche and Fresh Baked Bread.  We recommend it served with Marcona almonds, bacon, or a Roast Chicken. This is a delicious Blanc de Noirs from 100% Pinot Noir. It spent 4 years aging on its Lees to give it its wonderful qualities.

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*Some wines sent by vendor(s) at no cost to reviewer (indicated as Sample "S"). Others are purchased at retail. (Indicated as "P"). If a reseller is named after a price quote it is the one who, on wine-searcher.com, had the lowest price. Otherwise wine-searcher.com average pricing or winery pricing is used. Wines sent by vendors may not be reviewed and will not be returned.

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