Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The most classic of the lineup, the 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is a beautifully complete Pinot Noir. Offering up notions of forest floor, red currants, dried leaves and assorted spice-driven qualities on the nose, it flows onto the palate with a seamless, polished profile that carries considerable heft and richness, without ever seeming clumsy or heavy. It should hit prime drinking in another 2-3 years and hold for a decade after that. Drink 2015-2025.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Openly fruity, supple and harmonious, with a mix of ripe plum, raspberry, black cherry and anise. This is most striking for the graceful balance and elegant aftertaste.Author: James Laube
Rating: 92The 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is the firmest and most tannic of the four Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinots. Dark red cherries, plums, menthol, licorice and new leather flesh out in an imposing, broad-shouldered wine built on structure. This is an impressive showing considering how challenging 2011 was in the Santa Lucia Highlands. - Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 63 bottles owned
- 16 collectors