Original
4 Ratings
August West Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

Wine Details

Vineyard

August West

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) "Combining all of the richness and very deep fruit that have justly earned Santa Lucia Highland Pinots such acclaim, this stellar effort is equally striking in its opulent mix of cherries and sweet oak and its wonderful impressions of winemaking polish. A mouthfilling wine to be sure, it is never less than impeccably balanced, and, even though it is entirely seductive right now, it is so expertly crafted that we would not be surprised in the least to see it improve over the next three or four yea...

Expert Reviews
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Medium red. Intensely floral bouquet offers spicy red berries, smoked meat and tangy orange peel. Energetic and juicy, with fresh, sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and silky texture. Becomes more tannic with air, finishing with good firmness and sappy persistence. Interesting stuff, and sure to reward a few years of patience.