2017 Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir


Garys’ Vineyard is arguably the most famous property in the Santa Lucia Highlands; Pinot Noir fruit from here is sought-after by many of the finest wineries in the world for their most limited releases. Garys’ is a partnership between Gary Pisoni and Gary Franscioni, two of the Highlands’ most dynamic growers. Originally planted in 1997, Gary’s has forty-two acres of “Pisoni clone” Pinot Noir. The property’s close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool climate, with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow, gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine. Five acres of Pinot Noir at Garys’ are allocated annually to Testarossa.

2017 is our nineteenth vintage of Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Winemaker Tasting Notes

"Medium red color. Initial aromas of cherry, papaya, orange blossom, and pomegranate lead the charge in this fine Pinot Noir. With some aeration, notes of chokecherry jam and anise round out the aroma profile. Upon taste, the palate flows towards pomegranate, anise, and papaya. As the wine continues to open up, the silky smooth tannins give way to brisk acidity. While this wine shows a long, and lingering finish, its youthful touch will continue to unravel and please over many years to come. Decanting is recommended for immediate enjoyment. Enjoy now through 2026." ~Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau

Score History

2016 Vintage: 94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
2015 Vintage: 93 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
2014 Vintage: 93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2013 Vintage: 93 Points Wine Spectator
2012 Vintage: 94 Points Connoisseurs' Guide
2011 Vintage: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2010 Vintage: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2009 Vintage: 94 Points International Wine Review
2008 Vintage: 91 Points Wine Enthusiast
2007 Vintage: 92 Points Richard Jennings
2006 Vintage: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
2005 Vintage: 93 Points Pinot Report
2004 Vintage: 93 Points Pinot Report
2003 Vintage: 93 Points Pinot Report
2002 Vintage: 94 Points Pinot Report
2001 Vintage: 95 Points Pinot Report
2001 Vintage: 94 Points Pinot Report
1999 Vintage: 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

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