If I Could Buy Only One – Sept 1st, 2018 VINTAGES Release

As part of our VINTAGES recap, we asked our critics: “If you could buy only one wine from this release – which one would it be and why?”

Our picks from the Sept 1st VINTAGES release:

David Lawrason:

I have always had a soft spot for well done California pinot, and the small Santa Rita Hills AVA has been making some of the best for over 30 years. Founded 1996, Lincourt is owned by Bill Foley a Fortune 500 businessman who also happens to own the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the Cinderella NHL hockey team that made it to the Stanley Cup final in its first year. The winemaker is Lorna Kruetz who has worked in this region since 2006. She has created a very aromatic pinot with a gorgeous, very lifted nose of red cherry fruit, wood smoke, roasted herbs plus vague mushroom and earthy notes. …

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