Lucia Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017


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“Deep, glistening red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes red berry liqueur, cherry, incense and potpourri and subtle vanilla and baking spice nuances build in the glass. Concentrated yet lithe in style, offering intense, spice-tinged raspberry, spicecake and cola flavors that are supported by a spine of smoky minerality. Finishes sweet, seamless and extremely long, with a building floral and spice qualities and harmonious tannins that come on late. Drinking window: 2022-2029. 94 points

The Santa Lucia Highlands and the Pisoni family are so deeply intertwined as to, in some ways, seem like a single entity. Indeed, the fame and reputation of this region, for many people, rests squarely on their shoulders. Pisoni Vineyard fruit has, for years, been used by many of California’s best Pinot Noir producers to make what are, in many cases, those winery’s top bottlings. Now, the Pisonis are slowly scaling back the amount of fruit they sell off in favor of their own estate wines, which are consistently among the best of the appellation. It’s been highly satisfying to watch the development of the Soberanes vineyard, which the Pisonis co-own with the Franscioni family, through the Pisoni and ROAR wines as well as those of other producers in the region who buy fruit from the site. Syrah, in particular, looks to have great potential in this rocky, 38-acre site. For now, only 3.5 acres are planted to the variety but I have my fingers crossed that there’ll soon be more.”

Josh Raynolds, Vinous (11/19)