Wine to Try: 2012 August West ‘Santa Lucia Highlands’ Pinot Noir
August West 2012 Pinot Noir is a compelling wine with vibrant fruit and lush texture. (Glenn Koenig/ Los Angeles Times/MCT) Purchase photo reprints »
A WINE TO TRY
2012 August West ‘Santa Lucia Highlands’ Pinot Noir
Region: California’s Central Coast
Price: $26 to $30
Style: Lush and silky
What it goes with: Grilled poultry, vegetable soups, composed salads, Salad Nicoise
From a stellar vintage in the cool-climate Santa Lucia Highlands near Monterey comes this extremely compelling pinot noir from August West. With its vibrant fruit and lush texture, it’s an elegant expression of the appellation at a very attractive price.
Keep an eye out too for August West single-vineyard pinots, most in the $40 range and well worth seeking out.
Pop open a bottle for a grilled chicken or some sausages, have it with a summer vegetable soup, a composed salad or a classic Salad Nicoise.
— By S. IRENE VIRBILA, Los Angeles Times