2015 Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir

available by allocation only for club members

Contact Ryan at ryan@testarossa.com for details, to be released 8/20/2017

 

$75 retail / $60 WC members
 

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 is 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.

WEATHER HOLD ADVISORY- Please note that due to the fragile nature of wine and the impending summer season, we are  unable to ship wines to states whose temperatures have risen above 90 degrees on average. Orders will be kept in our temperature controlled cellar until more moderate temperatures are reached. If you feel your area might be impacted, please contact us at clubt@testarossa to inquire about shipping options.

Accolades:

90 Points / Connoisseurs' Guide

"In most instances, the Pisoni Vineyard designation signals a wine of ripeness, wide-open richness and broadly extracted fruit, but this rendition defies such expectations and is biased to acidy firmness from beginning to end. It is not so much narrow or underfilled as it is nervy and youthfully rigid, and, it, in fact, has plenty of true Pinot Noir fruit set deep at its heart. More than most, it will take the slow road to maturity, and we strongly suspect that even those who fancy vibrant, high-acid Pinots will agree that the smart strategy here is wait for four or five years before pulling its cork." Reviewed: June 2017

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