2017 Pisoni Pisoni Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 725 cases, $90. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Plenty of dark berry fruit to satisfy with complacent tannins and an unusually long finish. Excellent but not extraordinary upon opening. The wine was a bit rustic and subdued and I was wishing for more. I re-corked the bottled and waited a day. The next day it was like an angel had descended from the heavens to infuse the wine with glorious appeal. The texture was unbelievably dreamy, the fruit had an elevated purity, and I kept looking at the glass as if I could not believe what I was drinking. I have rarely experienced the feeling that overcame me, and I understood why so many have been challenged to adequately express the appeal of a special Pinot Noir. The wine tasted of perfection, a window to the Holy Grail. Reviewed December 16, 2020. Score: 98. Reviewed September 19, 2021

Winery: Pisoni Vineyards & Winery
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part III: Central Coast - Santa Lucia Highlands