After having their 12 a couple of months ago, I thought I’d try the 13.
It’s was good but still 4-5 years from shinning. The 12 is drinking beautifully now.
Nice darker fruits than the 12. However, at an hour opening up in the decanter, the lighter red fruits really shinned with some floral blueberries painting the edge of the palate. Nice round bright a acidity and good long, well balanced finish that will improve with more bottle age.
Photos of, Gary’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia vineyard, Winemakers; Jeff, Gary and Mark Pisoni and one of their oak fermenters. — 3 days ago
The most approachable early of the non single vineyard 2016 Kosta Brownes. Stunning wine. Cherry bark, cinnamon, anise, touch of vanilla. I decanted for one hour. — 15 hours ago
Bright red fruit and high toned with ocean-like aromas and mineral inflected palate. Opened to have broader and almost plush fruit but still taut like a Côte de Beaune Premier Cru — 14 days ago
Tastes Great! All P/N should be this deep &
concentrated! No green stem or weak fruit profile here. Big time wine from Gary Pisoni’s
Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyard. If California had Grand Cru designations, the Pisoni Vineyard would be tagged! This 2011 Roar Pisoni is still a Baby 👶; with a long finish and great depth. Color “Cherry Cola” Nose intense!
If you haven’t had a Pisoni P/N, time to start!
“Bob Jr.” -Jeb Dunnuck Review here from his Wine Advocate stint: Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻
“The most sweetly fruited and approachable, the 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard has sweet strawberry, kirsch, underbrush, spice box and licorice aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass.” (JD) (8/2013) — 21 days ago
2013 vintage was just perfect drinking now. Everything you want in a Pinot-bright and fruit forward and delicious. — 3 days ago
So ripe and opulent and really overly intense for a Pinot noir. It's good, but it's so stylistically atypical that is hard to judge well. — 13 days ago