2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Pisoni Vineyard
California: Monterey County: Santa Lucia Highlands
The Incredible One
Today’s Siduri Wines 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir was crafted with fruit from the fabled Pisoni Grand Cru Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands., This incredible example of Pinot Noir will knock your socks off.
Robert Parker, who is hard on Pinot Noir wines, awarded a stellar 94 point score to this remarkable wine.
The personality of the Pisoni Vineyard was first recognized when Gary Pisoni (yes, that Gary) began planting one of France’s legendary Pinot Noir grapes here - only to discover that the grape not only thrived, it resulted in wines that were unique - and ultra luxurious.
Very lush and very fragrant on the nose, with balanced aromas of Raspberry, Alpine strawberry, dark flower petals, tart cherry, wild mushroom, subtle spice and very subtle hint of smoked meat.
Bright and bold and incredible on the palate, with rich, dense flavors of blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, mixed spice, oak, dark chocolate, wild mushroom, plum, oak and cherry cordial.
Make your purchase of this Highly Recommended wine quickly, before we sell out!
What the wine press has to say:
“Maybe the best wine from Adam in 2014 is the 2014 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard. Giving up the classic minerality that’s common from this site, it has lots of sweet black raspberry and violet nuances, medium-bodied depth and richness and a fresh, focused, elegant style on the palate.
It showed more tannic structure with time in the glass, yet given the fruit and balance, I’ve no doubt it will be approachable on release. While recently sold to Kendall-Jackson, Siduri’s founder, Adam Lee, remains firmly onboard as winemaker and doesn’t have any plans of walking away soon. While it’s difficult to see the impact of the sale at the moment, I think Adam is making better wines today than he ever has.” - 94 points - Robert Parker, 8/2015
“Vivid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet displays scents of fresh boysenberry, black raspberry and cola, with a sexy floral nuance gaining strength with aeration.
Sweet and seamless in the mouth, showing very good heft and focus. Delivers impressive energy on the youthfully tannic finish, which hangs on with serious fruit-driven tenacity.
The breadth of Adam Lee’s vineyard sourcing makes him a valued source of information on Pinot Noir from Oregon to Santa Barbara County, but he is clearly most passionate about the Santa Lucia Highlands, whose vineyards “really helped to put Siduri on the map,” as he put it. Here’s another producer who started his career making flamboyant, super-fruity wines and has slowly “evolved to wanting to put out wines that have fruit plus complexity, not just fruit for fruit’s sake.” - 93 points - Vinous, 6/2015
Raspberry juice hues, with glinting ruby edging. Tall, skinny legs march steadily down the glass.
Raspberry, Alpine strawberry, dark flower petals, tart cherry, wild mushroom, subtle spice and very subtle hint of smoked meat.
Blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, mixed spice, oak, dark chocolate, wild mushroom, plum, oak and cherry cordial.
Ultra long, dense with flavor and plush grip.
Enjoy this bold-style Pinot Noir with a herbed pork roast - or even a filet Mignon.
What the Winery Says
- Adam Lee
- Pinot Noir
- Monterey County, Santa Lucia Highlands