2015 Capiaux Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast
Vineyards: 100% Pisoni (Camper Section)
Chemistry: 3.61 pH, 0.57 TA, 15.2% Alc.
New Oak: 40%
Release date: September 1, 2017
Production: 160 cases
What started in 1982 as just two acres of vines planted at the edge of the family's horse ranch, Gary Pisoni has expanded to 45 acres. Grapevines contour on and around the rugged mountain range in what is now known as Santa Lucia Highlands. The vineyard is primarily decomposed granite with large deposits of quartz. Gravelly soils stress the vines and lower yields. Fog blankets the vineyard maintaining cool temperatures that retain vibrant acidity and aromatics. Farming practices are rooted in Burgundian tradition and sustaining the land which his family has tilled for three generations.
What is left to be said about the power and balance of Pisoni? On the nose, strawberries, violets, roses and Indian spices. Juicy fruit and strawberries follow through on the palate along with cola and orange zest on the back end. With power, comes great responsibility and Pisoni delivers on promise year after year.
Antonio Galloni, Jan 2017: 92 pts
"The 2015 Pinot Noir Pisoni hits the palate with serious intensity, weight and power. The richness of Pisoni comes through loud and clear. Black cherry, plum, dark spices and leather flesh out in a deep, ample wine that shows the more masculine side of the year. Although not especially finessed, the 2015 packs plenty of punch."