Pisoni Vineyard

2013 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

This is another tour de force from Pisoni, combining the vineyard’s signature power and richness with alluring depth and complexity. Super-concentrated, liqueur-like aromas of Bing cherry, plum, cassis, and cola leap from the glass, followed by notes of toasted cashews, ginger and clove. For all of its depth and richness, this wine literally sings on the palate, showing amazing energy and ample enlivening acidity to add poise and definition to the voluptuous flavors of red currant, cherry and milk chocolate. A true knockout, and certainly one of the finest expressions of Pisoni Pinot Noir in many years.

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Accolades

  • 92+ Points | Vinous
    “Saturated ruby-red color. Knockout nose combines blackberry, black cherrry and Oriental spices; reminded me of a wine from the Vosne-Romanée/Nuits-Saint-Georges neighborhood. Powerful and large-scaled but a bit youthfully monolithic, with black fruit flavors lifted by mint and ginger high notes. This big boy finishes with huge tannins that avoid coming off as hard. Hall picks this fruit late, as it's necessary to wait for the acidity to go down, but noted that in the hot years it can get porty. ‘And it's necessary to be gentle with the extraction,’ he added. This would be a perfect Pinot for a steak house.” - Stephen Tanzer

  • 90 points | Wine Spectator
    “A rich, robust style, with deep dark berry and red berry fruit that flirts with the jammy side. Highlighted by opulent blackberry and blueberry notes, this finishes long and persistent.” - James Laube

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