2018 Arista Winery Pinot Noir Lucky Well Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2018 Arista Winery Pinot Noir Lucky Well Vineyard
  • WA 98
  • VN 92
  • JS 91

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2021
Ulysses Valdez planted the UV Lucky Well vineyard about 19 years ago, and it's located at the far western edge of the Russian River Valley. This section of Calera and Swan clones produced a gorgeous result with the 2018...   Ulysses Valdez planted the UV Lucky Well vineyard about 19 years ago, and it's located at the far western edge of the Russian River Valley. This section of Calera and Swan clones produced a gorgeous result with the 2018 Pinot Noir UV Lucky Well Vineyard. Medium ruby, it offers alluring raspberries, pipe tobacco, violets and pencil shavings with wafts of bergamot and dusty earth. The palate is expressive and seamless—soft, juicy and fragrant—with lush but detailed fruit and lingering perfume. It's a stunning wine that drinks beautifully straight from bottle but will have a long life in the cellar.  
VN 92
Vinous, January 2021
The 2018 Pinot Noir U. V. Lucky Well Vineyard is a rich, boisterous wine. Rose petal, mint, dried herbs and spice lend striking aromatic complexity to play off a core of dark red/purplish fruit. Medium in body, yet full...   The 2018 Pinot Noir U. V. Lucky Well Vineyard is a rich, boisterous wine. Rose petal, mint, dried herbs and spice lend striking aromatic complexity to play off a core of dark red/purplish fruit. Medium in body, yet full of flavor, the Lucky Well is a joy to taste at this early stage. -- Antonio Galloni  
JS 91
jamessuckling.com, July 2021
Another enjoyable wine from this team, the 2018 Pinot Noir UV-Lucky Well Vineyard has a lighter translucent ruby color as well as classic notes of mulled strawberries, leafy herbs, forest floor, and spice, with just a...   Another enjoyable wine from this team, the 2018 Pinot Noir UV-Lucky Well Vineyard has a lighter translucent ruby color as well as classic notes of mulled strawberries, leafy herbs, forest floor, and spice, with just a touch of background meatiness and earthiness. Nicely textured on the palate, it’s medium-bodied, with supple tannins and a good finish. This bottle had a lot of trapped CO2 and benefited from air, so don’t be afraid to open bottles early to give them a good decant before drinking.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.6%
Closure Cork