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Beau Marchais Pinot Noir 'Soberanes' 2019

Regular price $79.99
Regular price $83.99 Sale price $79.99
96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark I loved these wines from barrel last year, and they didn't disappoint from bottle. Starting with the Santa Lucia Highlands release, the 2019 Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard has a deep, nuanced yet powerful style that offers impressive black raspberry and red currant fruits to go with lots of spice, loamy soil, spring flower, and earthy forest floor notes. Gorgeously textured on the palate, this medium to full-bodied Pinot has ripe, polished tannins, a great mid-palate, and the fruit and opulence to drink nicely today yet also evolve for a good 7-8 years, if you're so inclined. Inner quote mark

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This collaboration between California's Adam Lee and the Rhône Valley's Phillipe Cambie yields a rich, spicy wine. Heavy aromas of cola, root beer, baked cherry and boysenberry gummies lead into a multi-layered palate of cardamom, clove, nutmeg and baked fruit, framed by polished tannins. (MK) Inner quote mark

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark I tasted the 2019 Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard as a final blend while still in barrel, aging in about 90% new oak. Medium ruby-purple, it's loaded with dark fruits and nuances of bitter chocolate, mint leaves, charcuterie and fragrant earth. In the mouth, it’s medium-bodied with a firm, grainy frame and good freshness, opening up to brighter fruits on the long finish. This is shaping up to be a concentrated, savory and structured Pinot Noir. Beau Marchais is a new project from winemaker Adam Lee and Rhône consultant Philippe Cambie, borne over a dinner in Burgundy when Cambie mentioned that he'd love to try working with the Pinot Noir grape. Inner quote mark