Lucia Vineyards (Pisoni)

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

9.122 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

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.

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.

Aug 18th, 2018
Shawn R

Balanced and focused Pinot Noir from the boys at Pisoni. Slightly gamey on the nose coupled with wet earth. I've made several trips to SLH and this speaks of the visual terroir. Crushed roses, strawberry and allspice on the palate. Tannins and acidity are excellent with wet earth and smoke closing out for a complex long finish.

Balanced and focused Pinot Noir from the boys at Pisoni. Slightly gamey on the nose coupled with wet earth. I've made several trips to SLH and this speaks of the visual terroir. Crushed roses, strawberry and allspice on the palate. Tannins and acidity are excellent with wet earth and smoke closing out for a complex long finish.

Aug 7th, 2016
Will Chesebro

Assistant winegrower Chesebro Wines

8.9

The new SLH era from the Pisoni boys? Tannic, acidic, not a huge fruit bomb.

The new SLH era from the Pisoni boys? Tannic, acidic, not a huge fruit bomb.

Feb 8th, 2015
Scott Rose

2015 vintage. Dry, herbal, stemmy, cola finish and without the Santa Lucia fruit bomb syndrome.

2015 vintage. Dry, herbal, stemmy, cola finish and without the Santa Lucia fruit bomb syndrome.

Nov 19th, 2017
Rod Patches

Pleasing nose of fruit and muted earth. Red and dark fruit on a very clean palete.

Pleasing nose of fruit and muted earth. Red and dark fruit on a very clean palete.

Jul 4th, 2017
Chris Parrino

Cherry cola, moderate acid, bit of blackberry, bit of oak taste, and a very faint fresh alcohol aroma similar to opening a paint bucket and sawdust

Cherry cola, moderate acid, bit of blackberry, bit of oak taste, and a very faint fresh alcohol aroma similar to opening a paint bucket and sawdust

Feb 19th, 2016
Ryan Buntain

A+ effervescence- similar to Walter Hansel

A+ effervescence- similar to Walter Hansel

Jan 18th, 2016
Wade Caldwell

Stands all by itself as great wine. Doesn't need food.

Stands all by itself as great wine. Doesn't need food.

Nov 5th, 2015
LuAnn Labian

Fabulous

Fabulous

May 27th, 2015
Wayne Huang

Guava on the nose. Nice chard

Guava on the nose. Nice chard

Jan 23rd, 2016