Last year’s County Cuvee from Lucky Rock was a marvelous pinot noir at a stellar price, and now the winery is back again with its 2018 vintage release. This year’s vineyard breakdown is 42% White Sage and Grava Ranch Vineyards (Monterey), 39% Vista Verde Vineyard (San Benito), and 19% Morelli Lane Vineyard (Sonoma).
Once again, the Inman brothers have crafted a huge and smartly blended hit, light and effusive, with notes of bright cherry, raspberry, and cola all immediately evident. Very fresh and zippy with acidity, it also finds room for some floral influence on the finish. Simply delightful from start to finish, the wine further cements Lucky Rock’s position as one of the greatest values in California pinot noir. Snap it up.
A / $22 / luckyrockwineco.com