Pisoni Vineyard

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

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2011

91 Points
Wine Advocate | December 2013
“Located south of San Francisco, Patz & Hall has long produced a wine from the famous Pisoni Vineyards, and their 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard offers up perfumed raspberry and floral notes intermixed with hints of dusty, loamy soil, roast beef, black currants and black cherries. With a lovely, full-bodied mouthfeel, it carries its 14.8% natural alcohol very elegantly. Drink it between now and 2019.” - Robert Parker

2010

93 Points
Wine Spectator Insider | June 2013
“Centered around ripe, juicy black fruit, with wild berry and blackberry accents. Features a smooth texture and flavors that glide along on the lingering finish.” - J.L.

2009

91+ Points
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar | March 2011
"Deep red.  Subdued, slightly wild nose hints at redcurrant, cherry, licorice, menthol and clove.  At once dense and juicy, with primary fruit flavors in the deep background today..." - Stephen Tanzer

2008

91 Points
Wine Advocate | February 2011
"The 2008 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard, from that extraordinary site in the Santa LuciaHighlands, has a dense ruby/purple color and plenty of forest floor, black raspberry and blueberry fruit. It is easily the most successful of the 2008 Pinots from Patz & Hall, exhibiting broadness, a savory, round mouthfeel and medium to full-bodied flavors. It is a beauty to drink over the next 4-5 years." - Robert Parker

2007

94 Points
Wine Spectator.com | March 2010
“Intense and structured, this beautifully crafted red offers a core of blackberry,raspberry and blueberry flavors. Full-bodied, pleasantly chewy and gutsy, gainingdepth and momentum and finishing with a strong, assertive, flavorful finish.” - James Laube

91+ Points
Wine Advocate | February 2010
“From a well-known site in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2007 Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir exhibits lots of blueberry, smoke, raspberry, apple skin, forest floor, and rhubarb characteristics as wellas very good acidity and medium body. Not quite the powerhouse of someof its peers, it is a delicious Pinot to consume over the next 4-6 years.” - Robert Parker

2005

90 Points
Wine Advocate | August 2007
A lovely combination of raspberries, black cherries, forest floor, and subtle wood… More>

91 Points
Wine Spectator | September 2007
Starts out with ripe cherry, cola and spice notes… More>

2004

95 Points
Wine Spectator | June 2006
Amazing density and purity of flavor. Pretty floral and berry aromas… More>

90 Points
Wine Advocate | August 2006
The medium ruby-tinged 2004 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard possesses sweet, complex notes… More>

2003

92 Points
Wine Advocate | February 2005
… sweet, forest floor, violet, black currant, and cherry aromas … More>

90 Points
Wine Spectator | July 2005
Rich, with firm and concentrated dusty wild berry and black cherry fruit… More>

2002

91 Points
Wine Spectator | August 2004
This is a rich, smooth, supple, graceful Pinot… More>

2001

92 Points
Wine Advocate | December 2003
Aromas of black raspberries, forest floor, lilacs, and hints of strawberry jam… More>

94 Points
Wine Spectator | March 2004
Perfumed, with gorgeous ripe fruit concentration and gobs of blackberry, wild berry… More>