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Pinot Noir

Our California Pinot Noir

Lucky Star Pinot Noir

WINEMAKING

Our Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from several cool climate growing regions including the Santa Lucia Highlands. These marine influenced vineyards allows us to create a Pinot Noir that is crisp and complex yet approachable on the palate. We carefully picked our Pinot Noir during the cool night and morning hours. Once at the winery, the grapes were de-stemmed, gently pressed and cold soaked for several days prior to fermentation. We used both open top ferment-ers, which provide more intense color and soften tannins, as well as stainless steel, to protect Pinot Noir’s delicate fruit nuances. After fermentation, the wine is aged for six to eight months in French and American oak.

 

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

Lush berry aromas with hints of baking spice lead to a jammy red fruit palate. Medium in body, Lucky Star Pinot Noir has a round mouthfeel, smooth tannins and a lovely, lingering finish. Enjoy with grilled salmon or tuna, roast chicken or lamb sliders.

Other Varietals

Lucky Star Chardonnay
Lucky Star Petite Sirah
Lucky Star Cabarnet Sauvignon

Our Accolades

2014

  • Beverage Testing Institute – November 2016 – Silver, Highly Recommended

2013

  • Riverside/Dan Berger International Wine Competition, May 2015 -GOLD Medal Winner
  • Long Beach Grand Cru, July 2015-GOLD Medal Winner
  • California State Fair, June 2015- Silver Medal Winner – 89 points
  • The Wine Buzz – June 2015
    Pleasant smoky cherry aroma with undercurrents of earth, rose petals and spice; full bodied and nicely balanced with notes of cloves and black pepper. Good value.
  • Wine X – March 2015- 91 points
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • San Diego Wine Competition, July 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 87 Points
  • Los Angeles Wine Competition – 2015-Silver Medal
  • Sunset Wine Competition – 2015- Silver Medal

2012

  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2014- Silver Medal Winner
  • Critics Challenge – June 2014 – Silver Medal Winner, 89 points

2014

  • California State Fair, June 2015- Silver, 91 Points
  • Los Angeles Wine Competition, June 2015- Silver Medal
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp, January 2015- Silver Medal

2013

  • Long Beach Grand Cru, July 2015-GOLD Medal Winner, Chairman’s Best of Class
  • Beverage Testing Institute World Wide Wine, October 2015- BEST BUY
  • San Diego Wine Competition, January 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 89 points
  • The Wine Buzz – June 2015
    Pleasant buttery aroma with notes of pineapple and Golden Delicious apples; nicely balanced, with subtle oak, lush fruit and a touch of vanilla spice.
  • California State Fair, June 2015- GOLD Medal Winner, 94 points
  • Los Angeles Wine Competition, May 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • Wine X – March 2015- 91 points
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2015- Silver Medal Winner

2013

  • Los Angeles International Wine Competition – 2016- GOLD Medal Winner
  • The Wine Buzz – September 2015
    Rich, appealing aroma of blueberries, earth, cinnamon and clove; juicy and jammy, with blueberry compote notes and a lush dark chocolate finish.

2013

  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – January 2015- GOLD Medal Winner
  • Beverage Testing Institute 2013 World Value Wine Challenge – 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 86 points
  • San Diego Wine Competition – January 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 89 Points
  • Long Beach Grand Cru – June 2014- Silver Medal Winner
  • Critic Challenge Wine Competition – June 2014- GOLD Medal Winner, 90 points

2013

  • Long Beach Grand Cru – July 2015-GOLD Medal Winner
  • California State Fair- June 2015- Silver Medal Winner, 88 points
  • Houston Uncorked! – 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • San Diego International Wine Competition – 2015 – Gold!, 90 Points
  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – January 2015- Silver Medal Winner
  • Beverage Testing Institute World Wide Wine – 2015- BEST BUY!