Capiaux Cellars grape source Pisoni Vineyard in late summer

2019 Capiaux Pisoni Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands

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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. Capiaux bottle shot

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. Sustainable farming practices are rooted in Burgundian tradition and sustaining the land which his family has tilled for three generations.

In the glass a deep, dark red to purple color with a light purple hue. Smokey, vinous aromas followed by dark berry fruit and a mineral quality from the fermentation in concrete tank. Flavors of charcuterie, charred game, plum and dark fruit. Characteristically masculine body with medium tannins with a sweet vanilla oak finish.

Appellation:    100% Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard:      100% Pisoni (Camper Block)
Harvest date:  September 26th               
Brix @ harvest:  25.8
Bottling date:  August 2020
Release date:  November 2021                  
pH:                    3.75
TA (g/1):            5.7 
Alcohol:            14.3                   
Aging:           11 months French oak (35% new)
Release date:  Oct 2020 
Production:       125 cases