2018 Pisoni Pisoni Estate XX Anniversary Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $90. The label honors the Pisoni family's celebration of their twentieth vintage. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, spice cake, oak vanillin and loamy earth. Silken and luscious on the palate with intense blackberry and olallieberry fruit flavors in a mid-weight plus style. Rich but not jammy. Somewhat giving initially with tame tannins and a modicum of cedar-toned oak. Still a Lolita and this wine will undoubtedly benefit from another few years in the cellar. Not quite the seductive texture and mesmerizing charm of the 2017 vintage, but still a grand wine in its own right. Score: 96. Reviewed September 19, 2021

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