Pinot Noir, The Noble Grape

Years like 2015, fraught with climatic hardships including a poor set, shatter and up to 70% lower fruit yields, causes one to wonder why we continue forward with what seems like a crazy venture. Demanding as it is to cultivate and create, this illustrious varietal, drink of nobility since the days of the Roman Empire, provides us with as many satisfactions as trials—not only for its pure hue and elegant finish, but because it tells the story of the fog-shrouded, windy hillsides that make it possible.

Jeb Dunnuck on the “Grand Cru” 2015 Vintage

Pisoni and Lucia Vineyards wines were featured recently on Of the 2015 vintage, Dunnuck writes, “This was an incredible tasting and both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are unquestionably some of the best coming out of California today.”