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2012 Siduri Pinot Noir "Pisoni Vineyard"

Winery: Siduri

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pisoni Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Santa Lucia Highlands

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 423

KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: April 20, 2014

Wine Review: This slightly cloudy and ruby colored Pinot Noir from the well-known Pisoni Vineyard is impressive. It opens with a mild strawberry bouquet with a hint of orange. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and displays plenty of life. The flavor profile is a mild red raspberry with hints of cherry, gentle vanilla coke, and cinnamon. The finish is rather dry and its flavors last for quite a while. It gets even better with some air and a little time to open up. The panel suggested pairing this Pinot with cranberry chicken or lamb. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Siduri Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir harkens back to our 2009 and 2007 versions of this wine. It is a big, rich wine with plenty of boisterous personality. It possesses great fruit and a rich, velvet like mid-palate. On the finish, a bit of the whole cluster character sneaks in, providing the wine with balancing backbone and tannins. Like most of our Pisoni Pinot Noirs, this wine should age well for quite a few years, with the biggest challenge being holding the bottles rather than drinking them.

Organic status: not organic

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