2008 Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir

ofFull bodied richness and fruit flavors of plum and black cherry dominate our Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir. The forward fruit is complemented by old world characteristics of earth, loam, and dried leaf. The long velvety finish of this wines shows hints of mocha and
chocolate. A firm backbone of acidity ensures that this wine will age gracefully for ten years or more.

Gary Pisoni and his family have never wavered in their belief that Pinot Noir is the greatest red varietal on the planet and that the slopes of the Santa Lucia Highlandsin the cool northern climes of California’s Monterey County are the best place to grow Pinot Noir. His family’s intense obsession with growing the world’s best Pinot Noir shows in every bottle from their unique vineyard.

TASTING NOTES:

"The 2008 vintage was similar to 2007 except not as dry and warm. All of the fires across California lead to a fair amount
of overcast days and thus, higher humidity. The wines have soft tannins and are quite approachable. Overall, I’m very
pleased with this vintage. “

" This Pinot Noir opens up with hints of cherry, cranberry, black pepper and anise. Upon further aeration, there is a touch of clove and orange blossoms. Sailing into the palate are rich layers of ripe cherry and cranberry, backed up by firm tannins and zesty acidity. There is immense structure to this wine and it has a finish that just does not stop, lending it to extended aging potential. Drink now through 2018"

- Bill Brosseau, Wine Director