2009 Pisoni "Estate" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

SKU #1076236 91 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2009 Pinot Noir Pisoni is a big wine with powerful tannins that frame a core of dark, black fruit. Today it is the structural elements that dominate the wine’s balance, but this could merit a higher score if the fruit begins to emerge. My sense is that the new oak (65%) may be a bit on the high side. The Pisoni was made from four separate blocks and vinified with 20% whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (AG) Inner quote mark (8/2011)

90 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of cherry-cola and dark berries, with a strong kick of fresh flowers. Juicy and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering dense red and dark berry flavors and a late note of bitter chocolate. In a serious style, with strong finishing grip and building sweetness. Jeff Pisoni told me that his fruit showed the most extract ever attained here, "probably the result of four straight years of drought." (JR) 90+ Inner quote mark (11/2011)

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