(From 2005 Vintage) The 2005 Siduri Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir is one of our biggest Pinot Noirs, yet is also demonstrates a sense of balance as well as the lower alcohol levels that are typical of the 2005 vintage. The wine shows the dark blackberry fruit, the rich, velvet-like mouthfeel, and the good level of natural acidity that helped define this vineyard in 2005. Our Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noirs have traditionally aged very well and we certainly expect that to be the case with this offering.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesA nice measure of plump, cherryish fruit lies at the heart of this rich and fairly straightforward Pinot, and, if not quite so boldly ripened and as full-bodied as its appellation often predicts, the wine is not at all lacking in ripeness and still manages to show a slightly prettier side. It does not promise great complexity down the line, but it is now and will remain for a few years insistently juicy and thoroughly enjoyable.