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Professional Ratings: 94 PinotReport, 92 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 91 International Wine Cellar
Region: Central Coast, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Item no. 122460
The 2011 Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir is certainly one of the most elegant Pisoni Pinot Noirs Siduri has ever produced. It is also, winery believes, one of the most age worthy, just now at the beginning of what should promise to be a long life.
The Pisoni Vineyard has long been the source of some of Siduri's most compelling Pinot Noirs (actually ever since the innagural 1997 vintage). The 2011 continues that tradition.
Deep ruby color; slightly tight yet complex herbal and cherry aromas with mineral and earthy notes; deep, complex cherry flavors with herbal and earthy notes; some tannin and sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Very deep, complex and interesting Pinot with a long life ahead of it.
Although a bit understated, the 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni is nicely layered in this vintage. The 2011 is a relatively laid back wine from the Pisoni vineyard, yet there is wonderful finesse and a nuanced, textured quality to the fruit that is highly appealing. Sweet cherries, flowers, herbs, spices and crushed rocks flow through to the pointed finish.
Vivid ruby-red. Raspberry, cherry-vanilla and floral aromas are lifted by a spicy nuance. Juicy and penetrating, displaying very good depth and focus. Sweet red and dark berry flavors put on weight with air and carry through a long, sappy, seamless finish.