Red

2011 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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CT93.8 34 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • bonedoc wrote: (93 points)

    March 1, 2017 - Ripe, rich, big in style.

  • ozziewine Likes this wine:

    February 10, 2017 - For us, this is what Pinot should be. Rich, pure, smooth, very dark fruit, just a hint of sweetness, jammy without excess, beautiful.
    Third bottle of this and just as great as the others. My notes, and 98 score, from March, 2016, still stand. It is mellowing so I'd drink them sooner than later as some of the youthful vibrancy, and fruit, is fading. If you like them more mature, this still has at least a few years to go.
    I am compelled to invoke the technical term "dee-lish"!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • SMZ wrote: (95 points)

    November 24, 2016 - Beautifully crafted. Deep purple color and intensely flavorful with tons of personality. One of the best Pinots from a challenging vintage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Javalandman wrote: (91 points)

    August 27, 2016 - Mighty fine with my duck dish. Rich, velvety, fruity but not stifling.

  • bonedoc wrote: (93 points)

    July 16, 2016 - 2011 pisoni pisoni and 2011 Kistler Sonoma Coast, Pisoni more fruit driven with a bit more sweetness, ripeness, oak, Kistler more restrained with better acidity, both delicious in different styles.

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

    (Lucia Vineyards Pinot Noir Pisoni Estate Santa Lucia Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 534 (64%)
  • Consumed 288 (35%)

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