2011 Luca Pinot Noir
Mendoza, Argentina

91 WA

2011 Luca Pinot Noir


as part of a mixed case.

11+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"Beautiful medium-red color and aromas of wild strawberries, saddle leather and grilled nuts. A complex Pinot with notes of leather, spice, and cherry/raspberry confiture on the palate. Amazing aroma and pure Pinot flavor for such a young-vine Pinot. Pairs well with foods such as lamb chops, grilled salmon, roasted duck or chicken, and game birds. Pinot lovers may just go ahead and drink it all by itself!"

Technical Notes
"From vineyards located at 4,710 feet, 16 year old vines. Hand-harvested, no press. Aged in 30% new and 70% used French oak white wine barrels. Unfined, unfiltered. Acid 5.4 g/L; p.H. 3.62 Alc. 14.9%"
Wine Advocate
"91 pts ... The 2011 “G” Lot Pinot Noir is one of the best takes on the grape variety that I have found in Argentina. Sourced from ungrafted vines from Dijon clones cultivated in Gualtallary in Tupungato and aged for 12 months in French oak (30% new), it has a well-defined bouquet of strawberry, red currant and that elusive tincture of “Pinote.” The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy mouthfeel. It is nicely balanced with vibrant red cherries and strawberries, before finishing with a poised, crisp finish that is rounded; but if one were to quibble, it is missing a little persistency in the mouth. Still, this is a very fine take on the variety. Drink now-2015. "