2010 Morgan Pinot Noir Twelve Clones, USA, California, Santa Barbara, Santa Lucia, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2010

Perhaps its a style thing, but this one was not up my alley.  Maybe it just hasn't held up well or not optimally stored.  Ruby in color.  The nose is ok, with cherries and cherry juice.  On the palate, this is sweet.  Has to be some residual sugar I would think.  Candied cherries.  Not much depth.  Not much acidity.  Frankly, I couldn't wait for the finish to end.  I know some people would love this wine, but I am not one of them.  YMMV.  Given that I just don't like this style it doesn't seem fair to score it.  

2013 Roar Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard, USA, California, Monterey, Santa Lucia Highlands, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2013
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$54.00USD

This is a pretty big Pinot.  It is also delicious.  Purple/ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose seems to have some volatile acidity.  Not an issue but might be worrisome with some age.  Other than that it has a very pretty cherry liqueur nose.  On the palate, lots of black cherries.  A bit of root beer.  Full bodied.  A bit of sweet alcohol but not hot or warm.  That sweetness is especially evident on the finish.  This is the kind of Pinot that is delicious on its own.  Would be perfect on the deck next to a summer fire.  It will work with big foods or BBQ.  

2014 Siduri Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Lucia Highlands, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Ruby in color.  The nose has nice cherries with some floral notes.  A bit of spice.  On the palate, this has some depth.  Bright cherry fruit with an underlying mineral/char.  Still young but opens nicely.  Good finish.  Not a huge Pinot but certainly no wall flower either.  Should go with a good amount of foods.  Drink over the next ten years or so.