Monday, October 1, 2007

2005 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands, USA)

Wow! This is one of the best Pinots I have tasted this year!

Deep, deep ruby red. Beautiful expressive nose of blueberry, raspberry, baking spices and subtle oak notes.

In the mouth this wine takes you off on the ride of a lifetime. Starting with the bright raspberry, red cherry and citrus that Santa Lucia Highlands is famous for, it then builds and builds, coating the sides of your mouth and the flavors just bleed through your tongue!

The wine has lusciously soft tannins but still has the structure of a wine that will age well. This is a fruit driven wine, no doubt, but Pinot doesn't get much better than this.

Score: 95 points
Price: $59.99 (Wine Pavillion)

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