Labels denote a unique time and sense of place, in this case announcing the 2013 vintage of Lucia wines from Garys’ Vineyard. You can find the Santa Lucia Highlands on a map, with Garys’ Vineyard slicing across part of its benchland. But you must open a bottle to discover the exceptional aspects of this site and the distinctive caring that have shaped these Pinot Noir and Syrah wines.
ASSEMBLING LUCIA WINES has nothing to do with assembly-line practices. Henry Ford could produce a Model T in 93 minutes. His practices of division of labor, repetition and mechanization are cost effective and efficient. But Gary, Mark and Jeff Pisoni work together as a team dedicated to handcrafting their wines. The 2012 Lucia Soberanes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah and the Santa Lucia Highlands cuvées took two years in the making.