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 Vintage2010(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2011 vintage.)
ProducerLucia (web)
VineyardSoberanes Vineyard
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2014 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 6 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by WestJohnson on 2/20/2015 & rated 88 points: Crystal clear gold color. Nose is a bit more oaky than I would like, but hopefully it will integrate. Viscous texture. Mouth filling. Nice acidity. Oak on the nose gives way to vanilla and tropical fruits on the palate. Very fleshy. Good, not great right now. (188 views)
 Tasted by Sfrye on 4/15/2013 & rated 92 points: Wow, really great American Chardonnay with layers. Will order more of this. (669 views)
 Tasted by PinotPaul on 4/6/2013 & rated 91 points: A wonderful Chard. Nice light golden color. Fabulous nose of ripe pineapple and pears. Nice rich mouthfeel with bright finish. Good acidity. (572 views)
 Tasted by t_moderne on 11/10/2012 & rated 90 points: Pop and pour and served with food (Vietnamese). Wonderful nose of peach, pineapple and lemon zest. Good rich feel in the mouth. Wonderful richness of pineapple and melon with good acidity that keeps it in check. While rich, it does not show signs of being over-oaked. Flavorful. (672 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012)
(Lucia - Pisoni Family Chardonnay Soberanes Santa Lucia Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.
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Producer website

Gary Pisoni oversees all grape growing and winemaking activities for Lucia with an unmatched fervor. Gary’s passion and enthusiasm are contagious. For over 20 years, he has produced Pinot Noir grapes from the Santa Lucia Highlands. During this time, he has shared the fruits of his labor and an immense excitement and appreciation for the land, the grapes and Pinot Noir.


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Soberanes Vineyard

From Club Testarossa June 2013 tasting notes:

Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

Located right next door to the famed Garys' Vineyard, the Soberanes Vineyard is also owned by the longtime
collaboration of the Pisoni and Franscioni Families. With three generations of farming in the Salinas Valley,
they have a multi-generational commitment to sustainable agriculture to insure future generations can
continue the tradition.

The Santa Lucia Highlands sit along the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in Monterey County.
The Soberanes Vineyard is named after 16-year old Jose Maria Soberanes, who was part of the famed
Portola Expedition of 1769. It is one of five vineyards that are part of the Pisoni and Franscioni families:
Garys', Rosella's, Pisoni, Soberanes and Sierra Mar.

Great attention is given to the care of the vines in the Soberanes Vineyard - positioning the grapes, shoots
and leaves by hand to absorb the prominent flavor of this unique vineyard. The windy afternoons, warm
sun and cool influence of the Pacific Ocean, contribute to the perfect conditions for creating world class
Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Syrahs.

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California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

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Santa Lucia Highlands

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