The Pisoni Vineyard is one of the most special and sought after vineyards in the country. It has been called the closest vineyard to a Grand Cru in the new world by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. It was first planted by Gary Pisoni in 1982 and it one of the highest vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands at 1300 feet. It is 35 acres consisting of small vineyard blocks along the ridge and mountainous landscape of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. The soil is clay laced with decomposed granite and bears a southeastern exposure. But it is more than the location that makes Pisoni a special place. Gary and his son Mark are obsessive about low yields and meticulous about vineyard management. They have year round long-term employees who care for each and every vine by hand. Every decision in the vineyard implements sustainable farming practices and long-term considerations. Testarossa is proud to have been partnering with the Pisoni Family since 1997.
"Dark red hue. Primary scents of cherry, cola, pomegranate, raspberry, and vanilla bean. With some active swirling, intriguing notes of jasmine, blueberry, cocoa, and cranberry round out this complex Pinot Noir. As if there could not be any more complexity in this wine, it continues to unravel in the palate and portray the exact qualities of the aroma profile, giving way to a breathtaking and expansive texture. Very plush and comfortable, transitioning to a lively, and multi-dimensional finish. Enjoy now through 2025."
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
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