WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands has bright, open-knit aromas of red and black cherries, warm earth and roasted cranberries with nuances of tar, black tea leaves and underbrush. Medium-bodied, it’s bright and pretty in the mouth with touches of floral perfume, a grainy frame and good freshness, finishing long."
VINOUS 91 POINTS - "Bright ruby-red. Fragrant cherry and red berry scents pick up floral and spice accents as the wine opens up. Smooth and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that show very good depth and seamless texture. Finishes long and supple, with repeating florality and discreet tannins framing a lingering berry note."
WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "Freshly crushed plum and cherry flavors are supported by crisp acidity. Flinty accents show on the juicy finish, with cocoa powder and floral hints. Drink now through 2022. 1,373 cases made."