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Lucas J Cellars 2009 Vella Ranch Pinot Noir

Los Carneros, Sonoma County
14.1% ABV

The 2009 Vella Ranch was the second Pinot Noir released, and it is emblematic of my style of Pinot Noir. The nose is bright and luscious primary cherry and grape with slight hints of vanillin and oak. On the palate, the wine punches with big red berry character in the front of palate and a loud mid-palate that exhibits lots of grape tannin and softer touches of integrated French oak. The finish is long and balanced with medium alcohol and good acidity. This wine is bright, new-school California Pinot Noir with an old-school backbone of acidity and tannin.

$26.00

Lucas J Cellars 2009 Swan Clone Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
14.6% ABV

$29.00

Lucas J Cellars 2009 Ridgeback Syrah

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
14.5% ABV

This Syrah is big, fruit-forward, and deep with complex notes of earth, leather, and spice. The wine illustrates a deep magenta in the glass with a dark black core. The nose is fragrant with black plums, soft figs and currant. The palate stews these fruit characters with blackberry and touches of chamomile and star anise. The finish is lush with velvety, firm tannins and heavy toast characters like clove and allspice. Approximately 80% Syrah, 17% Viognier, 3% Grenache, all from Ridgeback Mountain

$29.00