World-Class Luxury Pinot Noir

In an increasingly mechanized world, there are still a few handcrafted products that stand out. Fine wine is one of them.

At Tudor Wines, we select fruit from family-owned vineyards and transform it into wine using traditional techniques. These include small fermentations mixed by hand and aging in French barrels. The resulting wine has a purity of expression that cannot be duplicated on a larger scale.

The 2000 Tudor Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir was the inaugural release from Tudor Wines. By working closely with our family growers and winemaking staff, we made sure that low yields combined with maximum grape maturity produced wine with optimal flavor profiles – a balance of ripeness, acidity, and tannins.

– Dan and Christian Tudor

Check Out Our Critics Scores:

93 pts TUDOR Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Balo Vineyard 2006 “Rich and savory, this is full-bodied, intense, focused and concentrated, showing loamy berry and black cherry fruit that offers hints of mineral and pebble, with a final dash of wild berry fruit. Drink now through 2015. 195 cases made. –JLWine Spectator”

91 pts TUDOR Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2006 “Tight and focused, with a firm mineral and pebble base, leading to ripe cherry, berry and plum fruit that’s focused, concentrated, full-bodied and persistent. Drink now through 2014. 2,497 cases made. –JL Wine Spectator”

90 pts TUDOR Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Sarmento Vineyard 2006 “Spice, fresh earth, dried berry and plum fruit is tight, full-bodied, complex and focused. Trim and balanced, ending with minerally tannins. Drink now through 2014. 244 cases made. –JL Wine Spectator”

90 pts TUDOR Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2006 “Complex loamy earth, dried berry and currant aromas are firm and structured, tight and focused, with hints of blueberry and floral scents. Drink now through 2014. 802 cases made. –JLWine Spectator”

92 pts TUDOR Wines 2007 Tondré Reserve Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands)
“This is a really beautiful Pinot Noir. It’s rich in flavor, but also strong in structure, with good acidity and firm, dry tannins framing a silky texture. The flavors suggest raspberries, cherries and vanilla cream, accented with smoky sweet oak. Drink now.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine S.H. (12/15/2010)

92 pts TUDOR Wines 2007 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) “A very good Pinot Noir. Shows just what you want in a fine coastal bottling, with a smooth, silky texture, crisp acidity, and fine, delicate but powerful flavors. In this case, the wine shows cool-climate notes of raspberries, cherries and red currants, with umami, salty smoked meat and oak-inspired vanilla toast complexities. Drink now–2013″. – – Wine Enthusiast Magazine S.H. (12/15/2010)

91 pts TUDOR Wines 2009 Tondre’ Reserve Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) “Bright ruby-red.  Exotic, flamboyantly perfumed dark berry aromas are complemented by floral, Asian spice and pungent herb accents.  Ripe but energetic dark berry and cherry preserve flavors show a sexy vanillin oak influence but possess the concentration to handle it.  Finishes smoky and long, with supple tannins and a touch of bitter cherry.” – – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 13 by Josh Raynolds

90 pts TUDOR Wines 2009 Tondre’ Reserve Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) “This is riper still though not roasted with very ripe plum, dark currant and a hint of Asian style spice all trimmed in just enough wood to notice. This is rich to the point of opulence with exceptionally generous, round and supple full-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract before concluding in a delicious, intense and powerful finish. This is a big and robust effort that possesses plenty of punch and while it’s not an elegant wine, this should please fans of power pinot, especially those who like full-on pinot but without the associated high alcohol..” –  by Burghound

91 pts TUDOR Wines 2010 Hook Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) “Brilliant ruby-red.  Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of black raspberry and cherry-cola, with a smoky nuance gaining strength in the glass.  Sappy, incisive dark berry flavors take a brighter turn with air, picking up notes of bitter cherry and candied rose.  The vanilla note comes back on the finish, which shows excellent clarity, supple tannins and lingering sweetness.  I like this extroverted pinot’s blend of richness and vivacity.” – – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 13 by Josh Raynolds

90 pts TUDOR Wines 2010 Hook Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) “This is more deeply pitched than its 2011 counterpart with dark cherry and currant aromas that enjoyed added breath in the form of spice and sandalwood hints. There is very good richness, volume and solid concentration to the lavish and notably round middle weight flavors that display a distinctly dusty character on the palate coating and lingering finish where the only nit is a trace of backend warmth. This sleekly muscular effort could be enjoyed now though I would advise holding it for at least 2 to 3 years in the hope of more complexity developing..” – – by Burghound

90 pts TUDOR Wines 2011 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) “Splits the difference between rich, ripe flavors and a firm, tannic backbone, featuring a core of red and black fruit and dusty, cedary tannins on the finish. Should gain with time. Drink now through 2023″. – J.L. – Wine Spectator Magazine

90 pts TUDOR Wines 2011 Hook Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) “Smelling like a pastry shop, the wine offers red currant and warm brioche scents that recall raspberry tarts and freshly baked breads. It’s made by cousins Dan and Christian Tudor, whose family has made wines for thousands of years in Croatia, and grown table grapes since the 1920s in California. The body is fairly light, delivering tart raspberry flavors.”. – — M.K.  (8/1/2014) Wine Enthusiast Magazine