L'Usine Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 (750 ml)

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  • RP: 94
  • WS: 90

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For L'Usine Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

L'Usine Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 emerges as an elegant and nuanced expression, capturing the essence of the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard terroir in this vintage. The wine showcases a mesmerizing garnet hue, hinting at the delicacy and depth within the glass. The nose unfolds a bouquet of red berries, dominated by ripe strawberries, cherries, and a subtle touch of cranberry. Undertones of earthy forest floor and a whisper of vanilla add layers of complexity, creating an inviting olfactory profile.

On the palate, this Pinot Noir reveals a graceful interplay of flavors. Bright red fruit flavors, including raspberries and cranberries, take center stage, framed by a delicate minerality that mirrors the vineyard's character. Subtle notes of baking spices, such as clove and cinnamon, contribute to the wine's complexity. The texture is silky, showcasing the grape's inherent elegance and finesse. The finish is prolonged, leaving a lingering impression of red fruit and a gentle hint of well-integrated oak.

Critic Ratings

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Rated 94:
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sleeping Hollow Vineyard leaps from the glass with notes of cranberry sauce, redcurrant jelly and black raspberries with hints of black tea, forest floor and bouquet garni with a beautiful undercurrent of rose oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with ripe red berry layers and loads of earthy/savory accents, supported by finely knit, grainy tannins, finishing with great length and focus.

Wine Spectator - Rated 90:
Ripe, fruity style, with concentrated dark plum and berry flavors loaded with cooking spice accents. Fleshy finish is backed by firm tannins and acidity.

Winery L'Usine
Country United States
Region California
Year 2018
Grape Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.5%
Wine Style Red Wine

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