2008 Garys Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Garys’ Vineyard produces Pinot Noir with rich blackberry and wild berry accents, with wonderful fl oral undertones. It is a wine
of fi nesse and elegant silky tannins, with an ever so slight hint of  spices, underlined by a pinch of white pepper.

The Garys’ Vineyard is a partnership between two Garys – Gary Pisoni, the owner of the famous Pisoni Vineyard in Monterey County’s Santa Lucia Highlands and Gary Franscioni, the owner of the Rosella’s Vineyard, also in the Santa Lucia Highlands. This naturally low yielding vineyard is comprised of 42 acres of Pisoni Clone Pinot Noir and 8 acres of Syrah. Combined, the two families have over 200 years of farming experience in Monterey County.


Dark red hue. Scents of clove, black pepper, anise, and cherry jump readily out of the glass. Upon further aeration, there are notes of boysenberry, lemon zest and vanilla bean. These fruit and spice fl avors carry into the palate and are tamed by fi ne grained tannins and plush acidity. While showing some restraint now, this seamless, smooth Pinot Noir will keep giving complexities over the next 10 years to come - Bill  Brosseau, Wine Director