La Rochelle Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2006 $40 (91 pts.)

    Beautiful aroma, nice complexity.

    La Rochelle Pinot
    91 La Rochelle Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 2006. La Rochelle makes great Pinots. This is my top pick, although you can’t wrong with any of the 4 current releases. Beautiful aroma, nice complexity. Long finish with several fruits including blackberry, cherry and elegant tannins. Cellar potential. Highly recommended. $40 Read the full La Rochelle report here. — C.S.