2011 Lucia - by Pisoni Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands
"While this is a well made and pleasing wine, it is still very tight, robust and has a touch of drying tannin, which I think comes from the young vines and the fact that 2011 is a very transparent vintage, but still there is plenty of fruit and style to go around in this forceful Pinot Noir, and those familiar with Pisoni with be used to this macho expression and will clearly love it. I’d give it a bit of time to settle myself, but then not wait too long to drink it, I put a window of 2015-2018 on it, though it should prove to be great with food, especially filet or other delicate cuts of meat. Without question Soberanes looks to become a legendary vineyard along with Garys’ and the famed Pisoni sites and this wine definitely serves notice of that with bold flavors, intensity and richness with driving black plum, cherry and loganberry fruits, peppery spices, tea notes, briar and licorice snap. Even my concerns about drying tannins, can’t help the smile this wine put on my face and again those used to Pisoni will really dig this vintage of soberness. Maybe not as polished as I would have liked, this is a very good and well made wine that will certainly have plenty of fans, and considering the pedigree, it will sell out very fast, it is also true to its place and year as it could be." -SFWTC Staff
Wine Advocate: 92 Points
"Offering up beautiful kirsch, red currants, underbrush, crushed flowers and spice aromas and flavors, the 2011 Pinot Noir Soberanes Vineyard is supremely elegant and finesse-driven on the palate, with a medium-bodied, supple and silky feel that’s framed by sweet tannin and juicy acidity. Already approachable, it should drink nicely through 2019, if not longer. Drink now-2019."
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