Jeb Dunnuck on the 2016 Vintage

Pisoni and Lucia Vineyards wines were featured recently on Of the 2016 vintage, Dunnuck writes that these are “some of the top wines from California. These are rich, powerful wines that have a terrific sense of energy and elegance.”

A Soberanes Vineyard Expression of Minerality

It is not easy to determine exactly how must and soil minerals interact to produce the elusive mineral finish so prized in winemaking. But the fact remains that once fermented, the fruits of Soberanes Vineyard—its Chardonnay, but also its Pinot Noir and Syrah—consistently display this character.

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.