Firm and structured, with a backbone of earth- and gravel-laced dark berry, cedar, cigar box and savory herb notes. Not shy on tannins, which give the flavors traction on the palate. Drink now through 2022. 733 cases made.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
Pisoni family's Estate Pinot Noir is one of the top handful of Pinot Noirs coming out of California today, and certainly, the site is one of the Grand Cru vineyards in California. From the warmer, southern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands and granite soils, the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate offers up a sensational array of blackberries, blueberries, violets, crushed rocks and smoke. Full-bodied, concentrated, surprisingly firm and tight, it has gorgeous extract, plenty of tannin and a blockbuster finish. This is a serious and age-worthy 2013 from the Pisoni Family that needs 2-3 years of bottle age, but will keep for 10-15 years.