Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

9.235 ratings
9.12 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
Chris Zitzman

Just phenomenal, as it should be. The nose, while penning its own signature, speaks to the rest of this wine's character and evolution. Flavors abound- but the mouthfeel is what this Pinot can use to sign for the wine that it is. Full-bodied and lush with a sort sense of what it will be next. Every nose-Full grows as memory in the mind- and the rest of it makes that memory come alive.

Just phenomenal, as it should be. The nose, while penning its own signature, speaks to the rest of this wine's character and evolution. Flavors abound- but the mouthfeel is what this Pinot can use to sign for the wine that it is. Full-bodied and lush with a sort sense of what it will be next. Every nose-Full grows as memory in the mind- and the rest of it makes that memory come alive.

Mar 30th, 2016
Jo Florradikal

favorite of the night #pinotnoir #santaluciahiglands #pisoni dark coffee and chocolate, darker cherries, smoky notes, black pepper, umami yummy

favorite of the night #pinotnoir #santaluciahiglands #pisoni dark coffee and chocolate, darker cherries, smoky notes, black pepper, umami yummy

Oct 21st, 2015
Jim McCusker

Fantastic.

Fantastic.

Jul 6th, 2019
Charles Garrison

Wow...the ‘13 has developed well since my last impression August 2016...this is a big well balanced Pinot...color, aromatics and flavors were spot on...enjoyed with salmon at Bald Head Island’s Shoals Club overlooking Frying Pan Shoals

Wow...the ‘13 has developed well since my last impression August 2016...this is a big well balanced Pinot...color, aromatics and flavors were spot on...enjoyed with salmon at Bald Head Island’s Shoals Club overlooking Frying Pan Shoals

Jun 11th, 2018
Jim McCusker

Also opened two days ago and stored cool, this is terrific, but not as good as the Melville Sandy’s (which is surprising, because the Pisoni Estate is my favorite pinot from California). Incredibly rich and balanced, but doesn’t have the elegance that made the Sandy’s so spectacular. Still a terrific wine.

Also opened two days ago and stored cool, this is terrific, but not as good as the Melville Sandy’s (which is surprising, because the Pisoni Estate is my favorite pinot from California). Incredibly rich and balanced, but doesn’t have the elegance that made the Sandy’s so spectacular. Still a terrific wine.

Dec 19th, 2017
Colin Cahoon

Concentrated dark fruit, cherry and spice. This is a serious Pinot that grabs your attention from start to a long tart finish.

Concentrated dark fruit, cherry and spice. This is a serious Pinot that grabs your attention from start to a long tart finish.

Sep 15th, 2017
John LaCour

2013 tasting lovely

2013 tasting lovely

Nov 23rd, 2016
Daniel Porter

Lush, full bodied fruit forward pinot noir. Dried fruit- cranberries and figs, spice! Excellent California Pinot Noir.

Lush, full bodied fruit forward pinot noir. Dried fruit- cranberries and figs, spice! Excellent California Pinot Noir.

Nov 20th, 2016
Matt Gibstein

W/ Mark Daniel.

W/ Mark Daniel.

Oct 13th, 2016
Peter Hladun

#IPOB

Oct 6th, 2016