The 2021 Pinot Noir is outrageously beautiful. A vivid, sweeping wine, the 2021 captures all the best qualities of this rugged site. Blue/black fruit, cloves, licorice, menthol, lavender and chocolate all build effortlessly, amplified by the wine's natural intensity and volume. The 2021 is a big, rich wine, but it is also not overdone in any way. Jeff and Mark Pisoni blend their estate Pinot using blocks from the five main soil types found across the property. This is quintessential Pisoni. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2023)
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I know everyone recognizes Gary’s vineyard for the Pinot grown here but to me it’s always been the Syrah that really shines at this address owned by Gary Francisoni and Gary Pisoni. Estrella Clone planted on the sandy arroyo seco loam, mid way down the Salinas valley in the santa Lucia highlands. This beauty shows a lot of blue fruit compote, bacon fat and sandal wood. It is beautifully composed and like most of the Pisoni wines, it really starts to shine around year five. Honestly California Syrah doesn’t get a lot better than this. — 9 months ago
I have to be vigilant on let breath for a couple of hours or more — 10 days ago
Perfectly balanced, well-rounded tannins, blackberries — 23 days ago
Nicholas -2013. Excellent — a year ago
The 2021 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is bright, aromatic and wonderfully effusive. Crushed rose petals, mint, blood orange and cinnamon give the 2021 notable aromatic lift. Vibrant acids drive through it all, adding tension and persistence. This is a superb Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot from one of the appellation's historic families. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2023)
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Chef Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot Sonoma annual weekend event:
Ultimate pinot smackdown Sat afternoon.
4 master somms present 4 of their fav pinots and try to sell you on their choice.
Wines: Bruliam, Pig Named Stella, Resonance, Kosta Browne, Blue Farm, Lucia, Tendril, Dakel, Arista, Foxen, Antica Terra, Dalrymple, La Rochelle, Melville, Gramercy, Copain..16 tastings about 2 bottles of wine per person...ooooccchhh!
Lucia vineyard - 2021 Soberanes vineyard
Blue Farm wines - 2019 Anne Katherine vin. — 9 months ago