Capiaux Cellars grape source Pisoni Vineyard in late summer

San Francisco Chronicle - Gold Medal
Antonio Galloni 95pts

"The 2017 Pinot Noir Starscape (formerly Floodgate) is another gorgeous, deeply expressive Pinot from Sean Capiaux. Energetic and vibrant in the glass, the 2017 offers striking purity from start to finish. I especially admire the focus and delineation here."

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Antonio Galloni 94pts
The 2017 Pinot Noir Wilson Vineyard captures all the best qualities the vintage had to offer. Dark and powerful but with beams of salinity cutting through the fruit, the 2017 possesses terrific energy and vibrancy. Graphite, plum, black cherry, menthol, sage and licorice add to an impression of brooding intensity and power. This is an especially virile style for the coast. 

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Antonio Galloni 93pts
The 2017 Pinot Noir Pisoni is a pliant, succulent wine that shows the textural richness that is such a signature of this Santa Luca Highlands site. Mint, wildflowers and blood orange perk up the bright red berry fruit nicely. Pisoni Pinots can at times be a bit heavy, but Sean Capiaux deftly balances fruit intensity with vibrancy in this inviting, beautifully crafted Pinot. 

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Antonio Galloni 93+ pts
The 2016 Pinot Noir Widdoes Vineyard is a bold, pungent wine, with huge tannins that are going to need quite a bit of time to soften. Succulent black cherry, plum, lavender, game, mint and violet gradually reveal themselves, but only with great reluctance. In 2016, Sean Capiaux used about 10% stems, but the whole clusters are not especially evident. This imposing, brooding Pinot is in no mood to show all of its cards today. I don't remember the Widdoes ever being so intense. Drinking window 2020-2031. Reviewed Apr 2018

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Antonio Galloni 92pts
The 2016 Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard is one of the more open, giving wines in this range. Super ripe red cherry and plum fruit are pushed forward. Sweet floral and citrus overtones develop in the glass, adding attractive aromatic top notes, but this is a decidedly overt, racy style that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. Drinking window 2018-2024. Reviewed Apr 2018

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Antonio Galloni 93+pts
The 2016 Pinot Noir Starscape Vineyard is another dark, powerful wine. Potent tannins and dark-fleshed fruit give the wine its sepia-toned, brooding personality. The pedigree of these old Martini clone Pinot vines, planted in 1971, comes through in the wine's gravitas and intensity. I can't wait to taste the 2016 with some bottle age, once the tannins soften a bit. Drinking window 2020-2031. Reviewed Apr 2018.

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Antonio Galloni 94pts
The 2016 Pinot Noir Wilson Vineyard is a striking, multi-dimensional wine. Dark red and purplish fruit, savory herbs, licorice, and lavender all flesh out beautifully in the glass. This cool, late-ripening site tends to produce savory Pinots. There is plenty of aromatic finesse in the 2016, but also quite a bit of textural richness and depth to play off those elements. Powerful, explosive and full of character, the Wilson is another superb wine from Sean Capiaux. Drinking window 2020-2028. Reviewed Apr 2018

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SKU: 2016-Wilson-PN
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SKU: 2014-Gaps Crn-PN