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2021 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir

2021 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Pisoni Vineyards

Region: Santa Lucia Highlands, CA

Country: USA

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2021

ABV: 14.1%

Vivino: 4.4
Drink By: 2030


Occasional Wine Note: Looking for a powerful California Pinot Noir? Look no further than this Pisoni Estate, an offering emblematic of just how good Pinots from the Santa Lucia Highlands can be. Another PInot for Cabernet lovers. Black cherries, cola, spice, fantastic tannin, just fantastic. Oh, and it will be even better 4-5 years from now.

  • Jeb Dunnuck

    Critic Score: 96

    The 2021 Pinot Noir comes entirely from the Pisoni Vineyard in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It was only partially destemmed and was raised in 68% new French oak. It's a truly gorgeous effort offering serious aromatics of cassis, darker raspberries, spicy oak, graphite, and crushed stone. Incredibly pure, vibrant, and precise aromatically, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a stacked mid-palate, lots of building tannins, and a great finish. This concentrated, focused, age-worthy beauty needs at least 2-3 years to integrate its structure and tannins and will evolve brilliantly over the following decade. Bravo!

  • Wine Enthusiast

    Critic Score: 94

    Dark and brooding in the glass, this always beloved bottling provides generous aromas of black cherry, blackberry pan sauce and mace on the spicy nose. The palate's smoothed-out tannins are creamy and yet still stiff enough to encase the cola, sarsaparilla and black-cherry-cream flavors.

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