2018 Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
This justifiably famous site produces wines that are enigmatically powerful, yet detailed, nuanced and complex. With power to spare, this site tends to revel in opulent, large scale versions of Pinot Noir. The 2018 vintage will delight fans of this larger-than-life style. The wine is round and dense, with layers of blue fruit and spice. The tannins are broad, mouth-coating and resolved, creating a creamy and full mid-palate with a long and detailed finish that keeps the flavors pumping. The typical high acidity found at this cool site keeps the wine fresh, pure and elegant.