Bernardus Pisoni Pinot Noir 2014
Winemaker Notes :
Gary Pisoni is the iconic grower whose Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir has brought worldwide attention to the Santa Lucia Highlands. Planted with renowned "Pisoni clone", this unique vineyard produces amazing Pinots which can rival the best red Burgundies. Bernardus is particularly honored to be among the select few to receive fruit from Gary Pisoni.
|Appellation||Santa Lucia Highlands|
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is a medium-bodied, ultra-pure, fresh 2014 that offers pretty notes of raspberries, crushed flowers, violets and a hint of minerality. The 2014 vintage generally yields supple, charming wines, but this falls clearly into the more elegant, silky and lively end of the spectrum. There are 446 cases made and it should drink nicely for 4-6 years at a minimum.
Wine SpectatorCombines power with finesse, offering a vibrant mix of spicy wild berry and black cherry flavors and floral and light oak scents. A touch of fresh earth shows on the long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2024.
Wine EnthusiastFresh and zesty notes of strawberry, bright raspberry, white pepper and herbal touches of fennel show on the nose of this wine from an iconic vineyard. The herbal influence goes big on the sip, where, thyme, oregano, bay leaf and fennel decorate the light raspberry and cranberry fruit, with vanilla on the finish. It presents a lighter take than usual from this site.