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Wine review: 2012 August West 'Santa Lucia Highlands' Pinot Noir
Wine review: 2012 August West 'Santa Lucia Highlands' Pinot Noir

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 salade Niçoise. Region: California's Central Coast Price: $26 to $30 Style: Lush and silky What it goes with: Grilled poultry, vegetable soups, composed salads, salade...

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