Red

2004 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • ginfizz wrote: 92 points

    December 6, 2007 - Delicous. Sorry it is my last bottle. I get the alcohol on the nose, but that blows off with about 10 minutes of air. Full, ripe, round flavors, absolutely a perfect California pinot. Maybe lacking a bit of complexity, but shows more pedigree than 95% of the pinots out there. A brilliant wine.

  • ginfizz wrote: 91 points

    July 11, 2007 - This was just delicious, but ultimately a better score may be warranted. Beautiful medium red color, nose of creamy oak with pinot like cranberries and cherries, along with a touch of Rosella's "grapefruit". A delicious bottle of wine with wonderful balance, and although very tasty now, could garner another point or two with the next bottle, around 2008.

  • wineismylife wrote: 90 points

    July 1, 2007 - Impromptu offline with the R8der Family (Daniele's Osteria, Dallas, Texas): WIML90,NOWA,NOWS

    Tasted July 1, 2007 at an offline. Opened and served immediately in a Spiegelau Authentis Balloon Magnum glass. Garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Spicy and rich nose of dark fruits with lots of florals. Flavors of dark fruits, currants, black berries and black licorice. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium to full body. Just a little hot on the nose. Drink or hold. 15.0% alcohol.

  • etherscreen wrote:

    June 21, 2007 - night 1: a slightly hazy purple/cranberry hue fading to rose at the rim. the nose is all about clean feminine pinot fruit greeting you with cherries and cola. the palate stays true to the nose with crisp acidity giving way to an extended spiced and red fruit filled finish. nothing terribly complex at this stage, but sure is fun to drink. you wouldn't know this was aged for 22 months in oak. night 2: the nose picks up some cranberry, brown sugar, and perhaps a bit of pine. better integrated palate and larger finish.

  • Florida Keys Girl wrote: 93 points

    January 31, 2007 - wow. this is a great QPR. nice flavors of cola, cherry liquer and a tiny bit of smoke. no pinot funk at all. just opened and drank at a restaurant. love this wine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/24/2009 (link) 88 points

    (Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands) Medium dark strawberry red color with pale meniscus; orange, clementine nose with a touch of VA; baked cherry, persimmon, berry palate, mature tasting; medium-plus finish (Adam Lee originally made this wine for Roar, but took 4 barrels out of the final blend. Ed Kurtzman bought them for Sandler and aged them for another 10 mos. in barrel.)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sandler Wine Company
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

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  • In Cellars 27 (52%)
  • Consumed 25 (48%)

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