Pisoni Vineyards Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2014

$79.99

New release if the original Pisoni Pinot Noir - Limited previous vintage 96+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:  "Pisoni family's Estate Pinot Noir is one of the top handful of Pinot Noirs coming out of California today, and certainly, the site is one of the Grand Cru vineyards in California. From the warmer, southern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands and granite soils, the Pinot Noir Estate offers up a sensational array of blackberries, blueberries, violets, crushed rocks and smoke. Full-bodied, concentrated, surprisingly firm and tight, it has gorgeous extract, plenty of tannin and a blockbuster finish. This is a serious and age-worthy 2013 from the Pisoni Family that needs 2-3 years of bottle age, but will keep for 10-15 years. ... ...This benchmark estate in the Santa Lucia Highlands is run by the Pisoni family, with Mark Pisoni managing the vineyards and Jeff Pisoni making the wines. While they only release a single estate Pinot Noir under the Pisoni label (always 100% from the Pisoni Vineyard), they also release a number of highly recommended Pinots and Syrahs (from different vineyards) under their Lucia line."

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Ratings on Delectable

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Time is of the essence! I drank this sometime ago and got none of the funk and Burgundian element. Clove, oil and anise fill the nose. Raspberry, toasted oak with some tart cherry fill the mouth. A lot going on in this wine, nimble and light but offers so many element.

Time is of the essence! I drank this sometime ago and got none of the funk and Burgundian element. Clove, oil and anise fill the nose. Raspberry, toasted oak with some tart cherry fill the mouth. A lot going on in this wine, nimble and light but offers so many element.

9.6

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Nice expression of the SLH. Big on the nose, gamey element, cardamon and cinnamon. Bright acidity on the front of the palate balanced by firm tannins. Almost meaty yet smooth. Fleshy ripe finish. Nice.

Nice expression of the SLH. Big on the nose, gamey element, cardamon and cinnamon. Bright acidity on the front of the palate balanced by firm tannins. Almost meaty yet smooth. Fleshy ripe finish. Nice.

9.4

Justin Hart Delectable Pro

Tazmanian Pinot! Wow! Similar to Willamette valley, but a little smoker than what I am used to from that region. Nice hints of sea salt and roses, kelp and it's just amaze balls!

Tazmanian Pinot! Wow! Similar to Willamette valley, but a little smoker than what I am used to from that region. Nice hints of sea salt and roses, kelp and it's just amaze balls!

9.2

Billy L.

1 hr. decant & was ready to rock with my Duck

1 hr. decant & was ready to rock with my Duck

9.5

Charles Garrison

Black cherry, wild raspberry dominate profile...finish shorter than expected for Pisoni Estate...after 2 hours still did not have the rich fullness we have so enjoyed from Pisoni

Black cherry, wild raspberry dominate profile...finish shorter than expected for Pisoni Estate...after 2 hours still did not have the rich fullness we have so enjoyed from Pisoni

9.2

Jim McCusker

Very good. Probably too young, but will definitely get better with time.

Very good. Probably too young, but will definitely get better with time.

9.1

Charles Mires

Excellent all around

Excellent all around

9.3

Billy L.

PNP Very good as always & kudos to Pisoni Family for delivering great wine! Paired nicely with rack of lamb. Cheers

PNP Very good as always & kudos to Pisoni Family for delivering great wine! Paired nicely with rack of lamb. Cheers

9.4

Shannon McLaren

Earthy on the nose, more sour fruit forward on the palette.

Earthy on the nose, more sour fruit forward on the palette.

8.9

Todd Glasson

My first Pisoni. The most remarkable aspects of this wine are its aromas of raspberries and roses. The wine is juicy and complex, centered with strawberries and raspberries and surrounded by tobacco and pepper. In a word, this pinot noir is flamboyant.

My first Pisoni. The most remarkable aspects of this wine are its aromas of raspberries and roses. The wine is juicy and complex, centered with strawberries and raspberries and surrounded by tobacco and pepper. In a word, this pinot noir is flamboyant.

9.5

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