Beauregard Coast Grade Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 (Santa Cruz Mountains, California) - [WE 96]

Beauregard Coast Grade Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
(Santa Cruz Mountains, California) - [WE 96]

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About the winery:
In 1945, retired Sheriff Deputy Amos Beauregard bought 157 acres which included 13 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and an old grape known as Charbono from Quistorf who originally planted the vineyard circa 1880. Amos farmed the land at the newly named Beauregard Ranch until his final days. Amos' son Emmit (Bud) Beauregard, founder of Shopper's Corner Grocery Store in Santa Cruz, farmed the family land for a lifetime while running Shopper’s. Bud's son Jim Beauregard took to farming at a very young age with his grandfather Amos. In 1982 Jim worked rigorously to establish the Ben Lomond Mountain AVA, a distinctively different terroir than the rest of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Over the years, Jim has planted hundreds of acres of vines throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains and still maintains his 68 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Jim's son Ryan Beauregard is the current winemaker for Beauregard Vineyards and created his first vintage in 2000.

Tasting Notes:

The 2018 Pinot Noir Coast Grade Vineyard is well balanced and highly perfumed with the classic Santa Cruz Mountain aromatics we all adore. The palate is nearly full bodied with flavors which mirror the nose with rich fruit flavors of raspberry, cranberry, pine needle, forest floor, and savory herbs. This wine is delicious now and ideal for drinking upon release and over the next 3-10 years. I anticipate this wine will peak between 2024 and 2028, if kept in a cold dark place it will age longer. If drinking now decanting is not needed, but in my opinion serving temperature is key. Ideally serve in large Burgundy stems at cellar temp or just above depending on your preference (55-65F).

Vintage - 2018
Appellation - Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard Designation - Coast Grade Vineyard
Aging - 20% New French Oak
Fermentation - Native Yeast
Bottling Date - July 2020
Alcohol % - 12.5

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A transparent red in the glass, this bottling is loaded with aromas of incense, juniper and pine needle—much like a walk through the coastal forests—yet offers tart and crisp cranberry and raspberry fruit tones as well. The forest floor and freshly snapped pine flavors are delicious on the palate, where that crisp red fruit keeps begging for recurrent attention." - MK (3/1/2021)

17.5 (Superior) Points - Jancis Robinson:

"Scents of forest floor and chopped herbs. In the mouth, raspberry and cherry flavours are heavily scented with chopped herbs and green-olive juice, giving the wine a saline quality that along with the excellent acidity makes it mouth-watering. Notes of green herbs linger in the finish. Faint tannins. Very distinctive and compelling." - AY (11/2020)