Sostener Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2015
Ripe, lively, elegant and fresh with notes of raspberry, cherry, red licorice and brown mushroom”.
Catherine Fallis, MW
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Sostener Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2014
Firmly tannic and dry at the core, but with enough spicy berry fruit to please. Drink now. 4,000 cases made.
Sostener 2014 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands)
A sustainably minded, fairly priced bottling from veteran producers in the appellation, this vintage works well. Black cherry and smoked pork mark a very oak-driven nose that's prominent but not overdone. The smoked-fruit aspect carries to the palate, where cola, pomegranate and bramble are quite flavorful and dusted by crushed fennel seed.
Sostener 2012 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands)
"This wine smells delicious, with aromas of cola, pomegranate and yellow cake with frosting. The excellence carries through to the palate, with whipped cream and cherries, teriyaki and maple-glazed pork. There is noticeable grip and lots of zing and energy in the glass."