Red

2011 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • ozziewine Likes this wine: (98 points)

    March 26, 2016 - Been fortunate to have had this twice (first in Sept. '14) and both times it was spectacular!
    It's dense, rich, pure, lush, viscous, elegant and loaded with the darkest of dark fruit. Jammy and syrupy but not over the top cough-syrupy.
    I realize some like the fruit on the muted side, so you could wait on these. However, everything is so well integrated and working together today, if I had more, I'd drink them now...and give it 1-2 hours of air.

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    March 5, 2016 - Oh goodness. This is worthy of the high scores in CT. Incredible wine. Very "Arcadian" in style. There is a solid core of acid holding this together. Raspberry, cherry, and lots of what I would guess to be stem from whole cluster. Often wrong , it could just be the oak toast but this has everything. Wish I had a case of this wine. Still a young wine so aging should really make this shine. Ringer.

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  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    March 4, 2016 - Went to grab the 201 and I had polished it off so grabbed the 2011. Opened and poured, shows me another solid example of the better side of 2011. There is fruit here yet also acidity, and it lengthens the finish. The fruit has a mix of raspberry, sweet berry and touch of root beer, yet it all holds well with the acidity. And of note, the first taste here was from the bottle being a little warmer than I prefer so I am adding a few chill degrees, which should ideally lift the wine and for me help it drink like in the zone. Finishing note a little later...stayed pretty consistent with air and the chill added the right focus. Lots of fruit, Pisoni personality and I would say ready to drink.

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  • SMZ wrote: (94 points)

    November 22, 2015 - Even in a weak vintage, the Pisoni pinot still shines. There's a great consistency of big bold flavors, coupled with perfect balance, that seems to transcend all years. I would say that Pisoni is my favorite pinot, edging out Kosta Browne.

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  • bonedoc wrote: (93 points)

    August 29, 2015 - Candied cherry, ripe, lush but not over the top.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Santa Lucia Highlands 2011s: Chardonnay Reigns Supreme (Jul 2013) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pisoni
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Estate
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 594 (74%)
  • Consumed 201 (25%)

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