According to Robert Parker - The 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands comes from the Gallo-owned Olsen Ranch. It exhibits copious aromas of sweet and sour cherries, medium body, very good purity, and a spicy, mid-weight finish. It’s no wimpy wine at 14.9% natural alcohol. Moreover, the production of 75,000 cases is remarkable for this level of quality. Enjoy it over the next 1-2 years.
According to Wine Enthusiast - With classic raspberry, cherry and sandalwood flavors, wrapped into a delicately crisp mouthfeel, this is a classic Russian River Pinot for drinking now. Everything about it suggests beef, whether it’s in a taco or a full-fledged steak.
According to Wine Spectator - Exhibits rich and focused flavors of tropical fruit and fruit cocktail, ending with good length and a dash of oak. Drink now through 2016. 14.2% ABV.