Vineyard: Fairview Road Ranch

AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Bernardus Santa Lucia Highlands Saignée de Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 569 cases, $24. Made from fresh pressed Pinot Noir grapes. As the grapes are crushed, a small percentage of the juice is blend off before it has a chance to absorb much color from the grape skins. The barely colored juice is then cold fermented in stainless steel in the winery’s coolest cellar to dryness. A blend from multiple Santa Lucia Highlands vineyards including Pisoni, Rosella’s, Sierra Mar, Soberanes, Tondré Grapefield, Fairview, Highlands and Paraiso. · Magnetic pinkish red color and clear in the glass. Lovely nose perfumed with strawberries, red cherries, mangoes, redwood and allspice. The wine is fresh, crisp and bright on the palate with flavors of strawberry, red cherry and cotton candy with a hint of citrus. Drink this wine slightly chilled with sushi for a big smile. Score: 88. Reviewed March 29, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Eno Wines “The Gifted One” Fairview Road Ranch Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

15.5% alc., 80 cases, $35 (sold out). · This Pinot Noir will appeal to those who prefer a dark, big, and bold style with noticeable oak. There is copious hi-tone sweet Pinot fruit on the nose and palate. The high alcohol is nicely integrated. Like a number of Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noirs, the wine is Syrah-like. It is not a classic Pinot Noir in the traditional sense - much more KB than DRC - but I liked it for what it was and that was an enjoyable drink. I also really admired the original packaging and the back label which read, “From birth, he spoke his mind. His talents showed great promise. Not the bully or the Bell Curve. He pulled brilliance and bounty from the earth. He is simply the Gifted One.” Reviewed November 13, 2006 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Eno Wines “The Great Promise” Fairview Road Ranch Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $30. · The nose is all wood with only a hint of prune-like fruit. The wine delivers healthy and appealing fruit flavors but is out of balance with high acid and a dry, tannic finish. The wine above, as I am sure Verhage would admit, is a quantum leap above this one. Reviewed November 13, 2006 WINERY » ARTICLE »