World of Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands Virtual Tasting
Daily winds from the nearby Monterey Bay roar through the Santa Lucia Highlands adding unmistakable character to the region’s Pinot Noir—richness, spice and all that seductive, mouthwatering fruit. On terraced highlands above the fertile row crops of the Salinas Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands is home to some of California’s most celebrated Pinot Noir vineyards and iconic, generational farming families. Join six vintners from the region for an exploration of the region’s history, people and its climatic combination of sun, wind, and fog.
Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein will moderate a discussion about the region with two growers and four winemakers to uncover the reasons the Santa Lucia Highlands is Pinot Noir paradise.
Moderator Evan Goldstein, MS
Megan Gunderson, WALT
McIntyre Family Wines 2017 Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir
Siduri 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Clarice 2018 Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir
Mansfield-Dunne 2018 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
WALT 2018 Sierra Mar Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir