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Pisoni Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2013Pisoni Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Santa Lucia Highlands
Producer: Pisoni Vineyards

WS 93 WA 96

A blend of barrels and different vineyard blocks from their mountainous property, the 2013 vintage shows beauty, purity and structure. It has a seductive perfume of violet, blackberry and wild strawberry that fills the glass. Hints of baking spice and lavender follow. This vintage has a high level of tannins, a result of the rocky, high-elevation soil and meager seven inches of winter rainfall. The finely integrated tannins give a great deal of breadth to the wine and an expansive feel on the palate. The growing season was cool, giving great acidity. This natural acidity, along with the structure, will deliver a wine that will reward years of cellaring. Allow it time to rest in the cellar before opening. And if patient, the wine will age up to two decades.


"Firm and structured, with a backbone of earth- and gravel-laced dark berry, cedar, cigar box and savory herb notes. Not shy on tannins, which give the flavors traction on the palate. Drink now through 2022." -Rated 93, Wine Spectator

"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 2013 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." -Rated 96, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate