If the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County is known for one thing, it is Pinot Noir. To be sure, excellent Chardonnay hails from this region as well, but it is Pinot that claims the largest plantings. Therefore you can find Pinot Noir with a variety of price points. The trick is always to find a value Pinot that’s remotely worth it. Your search is now over. The fruit from this Pinot comes from 42-year old vines, some of the oldest plantings in the area, producing a rich, deep and uniform structure.

There is generous red raspberry, black cherry, light pomegranate, strawberry, slight cola notes, cedar, boysenberry and wildflowers, a mild acidity. A mix of French and American oak this is a terrific bang for the buck and has the added benefit of being a SIP (Sustainability In Practice) Certified wine, so there’s the added benefit of knowing the grapes, packaging and. After all, Sostener means, “to sustain” in Spanish.

What’s Its SRP? $19/ 750ML

Where Can I Find It? www.sostenerpinot.com

700 cases

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