Red

2011 Pisoni Pinot Noir Estate

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • VlgJeff Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 6, 2020 - I must remember to read my previous TNs. Decanted this bottle for only 10 minutes - to separate some fine sediment, and to allow the wine to open. Not enough time as it took the wine at least 45 minutes to fully open and integrate -- after which it was as good as the bottle enjoyed in June.
    The nose and palate were very similar to the June bottle, but with a touch of minerality and cola on the palate. There were also some drying tannins on the wonderful finish which tells me that this wine can certainly make the decade mark and possibly beyond.

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  • VlgJeff Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 27, 2020 - Slo-oxed for ~20 minutes, but it continued to open during the meal. I must remember to give these wines at least a 30 minute decant. The nose was like inhaling from a bowl of mashed black cherries. The medium to plus palate put forth this same bowl of black cherries along with other berries, some spice, some pepper, and quite a bit of earth. The acidity was brightly balancing, and the finish was medium plus and delightful. Not sure it will develop any further, but this wine should hold for another several years.
    Another winning effort from one of CA's premier farming/winemaking families. These Estate Pinot Noirs seem to be built to provide a decade or more of enjoyment, especially when given an age appropriate decant.

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  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 21, 2020 - The last of my '11 Pisoni's, I only wish I had more. 14.3 abv. Medium burgundy, very expressive aromas. Flavors of boysenberry, raspberry with a healthy dollop of mint. A deep, sensuous wine with great complexity and energy. These wines improved each time I opened a bottle over the past four years or so. Still a lot of great drinking ahead. Fantastic wine.

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  • bonedoc wrote: 95 points

    June 21, 2020 - This was spectacular, out of magnum. Tons of fruit, but so fresh and lively made for excellent balance. Showed better than 2012 mag which lacked the same freshness.

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  • cruzio32 Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 3, 2020 - this bottle was excellent. first bottle must have been corked

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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 351 (38%)
  • Consumed 562 (61%)

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