Wine of the Day November 13, 2013

2012SiduriPisoni2012 Siduri, Pinot Noir “Pisoni Vineyard” Santa Lucia Highlands.
Adam Lee’s Pisoni Pinot has been a legend since the 1999 vintage, and he has made some great wines over the years from this fabled site, and from these unique Pisoni clone vines. The 2012 is a classic example of the style and terroir that comes out in the Siduri Pisoni, especially in a vintage such as this, there is ripe and intense fruit, which is dynamic and dark with black fruits, spice, game and briar notes which echo the rumored origins of these grapes, this is a Grand Cru like wine, big, robust and layered with blackberry, dark cherry, damson plum and blueberry fruits with touches of wild flowers, violets and stony minerals along with the hints of meat, truffle, bramble, finishing long and silky with pretty French oak shadings that provide a soft frame with a kiss of vanilla. There is unmistakable Pisoni richness and weight here, but this wine certainly flows elegantly with grace and detail, it should even age well for another decade, this is well crafted and distinct Pinot Noir that without question deserves it’s reputation, drink from 2014 to 2023.
($65 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive