Siduri Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011
Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The 2011 Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir is certainly one of the most elegant Pisoni Pinot Noirs Siduri has ever produced. It is also, winery believes, one of the most age worthy, just now at the beginning of what should promise to be a long life.
The Pisoni Vineyard has long been the source of some of Siduri's most compelling Pinot Noirs (actually ever since the innagural 1997 vintage). The 2011 continues that tradition.
"Deep ruby color; slightly tight yet complex herbal and cherry aromas with mineral and earthy notes; deep, complex cherry flavors with herbal and earthy notes; some tannin and sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Very deep, complex and interesting Pinot with a long life ahead of it."
"Although a bit understated, the 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni is nicely layered in this vintage. The 2011 is a relatively laid back wine from the Pisoni vineyard, yet there is wonderful finesse and a nuanced, textured quality to the fruit that is highly appealing. Sweet cherries, flowers, herbs, spices and crushed rocks flow through to the pointed finish.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Vivid ruby-red. Raspberry, cherry-vanilla and floral aromas are lifted by a spicy nuance. Juicy and penetrating, displaying very good depth and focus. Sweet red and dark berry flavors put on weight with air and carry through a long, sappy, seamless finish."
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Two Pinot Noir lovers, Adam and Dianna Lee, founded Siduri Wines in 1994. They produced only four and a half barrels of Pinot Noir that first vintage. Now they handcraft over 10,000 cases of Pinot Noir from vineyards ranging from Oregon's Willamette Valley down to the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands AVAs. Each Pinot Noir is created using gravity flow and minimal...
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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...
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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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