Capiaux Cellars grape source Pisoni Vineyard in late summer

2016 Capiaux Pisoni Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands

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SKU: 2016-Pisoni-PN

Pisoni Vineyard’s reputation precedes itself so what if left to say? The 2016 appears darker than usual leaning to the purple spectrum. Old World aromas of earth, carbon and restraint. As it broadens in the glass, black fruit, toasted nuts, currant and even rum raisin emergs. Bright acidity, fine tannins.


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The 2016 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is sensual, racy and inviting. Silky tannins and a creamy palate feel yield a Pisoni of unusual finesse, which is quite remarkable for a site that in the past has tended to produce much darker and more potent wines than this. Hints of violet, lavender, spice and a dash of new oak add shades of nuance. Drinking window 2019-2026. Reviewed Apr 2018.

Appellation:            Santa Lucia Highlands

Vineyards:              100% Pisoni (Camper section)

Harvest Date:         September 13                            

Brix @ Harvest:      25.4

Bottling Date:         August 2017                              

pH:                          3.73

Release Date:         September 2018                         

TA (g/1):                   5.6

Aging:                     French oak, 60% new                  

Alcohol:                  14.3

Months Aging:        11                                            

Production:            245 cases


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