2013LuciaSLHPinot2013 Lucia Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands.
The basic SLH Lucia Pinot by Pisoni is gloriously forward and supple, it certainly is a fantastic offering showing wonderful pure fruit and poise and polish of a much more expensive offering, then again the fruit is sourced from some of California’s most prized Pinot sites including the Pisoni, Garys’ and Soberanes vineyards! I had heard 2013 was going to be a super vintage from the Santa Lucia, and from what I’ve tasted, I would agree, in fact I like the year much better than 2011 or 2012! I got a preview recently and tasted 2013 wines from Siduri, Loring and Roar, all pretty darn good, but this Lucia was a good step up, maybe I just am more in turn with Jeff Pisoni’s talents, which seems to me gets better and better, he harnesses the power and dark natural flavors of these vineyards and crafts decidedly refined wines. The 2013 Lucia SLH starts with rose petal, crushed violets, incense, mocha and red fruits leading to a palate of black cherry, blueberry, plum and briar notes along with cola bean, cedar and blackberry. This wine is medium weighted, layered and lush with classic Pisoni feel and character, it is hard not to absolutely love this Pinot, drink from 2016 to 2020. The Pisoni family hit a homerun with these 2013 wines, and a big congrats to them, plus the ex-Peter Michael man Jeff Pisoni, winemaker, just has his first child, with his winemaking wife Bibiana, of Pahlmeyer’s Wayfarer Sonoma Coast wines and her own Cattleya wines, so another great member to the family has been added!
($45 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive

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