Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast

Lucia Vineyards (Pisoni)

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013

David T
9.0

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

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Kosta Browne

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2016

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

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Twomey

Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2015

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

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Roar

Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

PNP
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

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Hugh O'Riordan

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Great review

Kosta Browne

Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

I was worried this was past its prime. It was not. — 16 days ago

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Siduri

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2015

Yes, this is friggin' good. No, wait... It's great. For $30 this taste almost like EnRoute Pinot Noir. Love it! — 22 days ago

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Luli

Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2015

Very light floral scent. Pineapple, honey and peach profile. Finishes with apricots and honeysuckle. Firm enough acidity for food without being overbearing like a sauv Blanc. — 16 days ago

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@Kimberly Anderson Nice review Cheers 🍷

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

2013 vintage was just perfect drinking now. Everything you want in a Pinot-bright and fruit forward and delicious. — 3 days ago

Mignanelli

Highlands Ranch Pinot Noir 2014

Above average tannins. — 9 days ago

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Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

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