2017 Clarice Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 

The Clarice Santa Lucia Highlands bottling is a blend of the Garys’ and Rosella’s Pinot Noirs. The idea with this wine is to create something truly representative of the larger Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation.

That means a wine that is more fruit forward, with a distinct herbal edge, and very good levels of acidity. As opposed to the single-vineyard wines, the Santa Lucia Highlands blend is created as a more immediately drinkable wine, without the backbone of the single-vineyard offerings, but with more effusive fruit earlier in its life. Like the other two wines, it will be bottled without fining or filtration, thus allowing the wine’s character to show through with minimal human intervention.