We are pleased to have our 2018 Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir and 2018 Lucia wines acknowledged by Vinous with outstanding reviews. According to Raynolds, “The Lucia wines have long been ensconced in the upper quality tier of this region . . . and the 2018’s extend that streak.” Vinous refers to the Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir as “deeply concentrated yet energetic” and notes that “the combination of power and finesse here is quite something.” The 2018 vintage of Lucia wines are recognized with additional positivity. Our Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay “shows excellent depth as well as energy” and “finishes minerally, smoky and impressively long.” The Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir was noted to be “juicy and precise on the palate,” while our 2018 Lucia Susan’s Hill Syrah was credited as “alluringly sweet and penetrating on the palate.”
Deep, shimmering garnet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, cherry cola, potpourri and exotic spices, all sharpened by a smoky mineral flourish. Deeply concentrated yet energetic in the mouth, offering sappy, mineral- and spice-drenched black raspberry, cherry, boysenberry and rose pastille flavors that spread out steadily through the back half. Shows sharp definition and finishes extremely long and appealingly sweet, with polished tannins and lingering floral and blue fruit notes. The combination of power and finesse here is quite something.
Deep crimson. Intensely perfumed red and blue fruit, floral oil and baking spice qualities on the expressive nose, along with hints of cola and licorice. Juicy and precise, offering concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors that take on a five-spice powder accent with air. Plays power off delicacy with a deft hand and finishes extremely long and supple, with polished tannins framing lingering blue fruit and candied rose notes.
Deep, shimmering ruby red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, baking spices and potpourri, and a zesty mineral overtone builds with air. Juicy, seamless and energetic on the palate, offering vibrant, mineral-accented raspberry, boysenberry and cherry preserve, rose pastille and spicecake flavors that deepen through the midpalate. Conveys a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes with slow-mounting tannins, fine delineation and impressive, floral- and mineral-driven persistence.
Dark magenta. Intense red and blue fruit, incense, vanilla and spice qualities on the highly perfumed nose, along with hints of cola and lavender. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors that take on an exotic five-spice nuance with air. Plays power off finesse with a sure hand and finishes extremely long and smooth, with polished tannins framing lingering red fruit liqueur and spicecake notes.
Brilliant, green-tinged straw. Fresh pear and melon on the nose; ginger, honeysuckle, lemon pith and mineral notes add energetic lift. Juicy, penetrating and sharply focused in the mouth, offering zesty orchard and citrus fruit flavors and suggestions of sea salt, salt, saffron and bitter quinine. Conveys a suave blend of richness and vivacity and finishes with fine definition and strong tenacity.
Light chartreuse. Mineral-accented nectarine, orange, Anjou pear, iodine and jasmine on the intensely perfumed nose. Smooth, fleshy and focused in the mouth, offering concentrated orchard and citrus fruit and white peach flavors that are complemented by suggestions of fennel, sweet butter and vanilla. Shows excellent depth as well as energy, and finishes minerally, smoky and impressively long, featuring lingering citrus and pit fruit notes.
Inky ruby. Pungent, spice-accented black and blue fruits, licorice, olive paste and potpourri on the explosively perfumed nose. Stains the palate with deeply concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors, and picks up spiciness and energy with aeration. Rich and broad but lively as well, finishing with sharp delineation, steadily building tannins and powerful, blue-fruit- and floral-driven persistence.
Youthful purple. Highly perfumed, spice-accented black and blue fruits, licorice and potpourri on the expressive nose. Stains the palate with concentrated blackberry, boysenberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors, and picks up spice and floral nuances with aeration. Rich and broad but lively as well, finishing with sharp delineation, steadily building tannins and superb, blue-fruit-driven persistence.
Opaque purple. An assertively perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark fruits, exotic spices, incense, candied flowers and espresso. Alluringly sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering expressive, mineral-accented cherry, blackberry, candied violet and spicecake flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Hangs on with outstanding tenacity on the youthfully tannic, finely etched finish, which leaves behind vibrant dark berry and floral notes.
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