The 2011 Luli Pinot Noir (made by Jeff Pisoni, yes THAT Pisoni) was sourced from various sustainably-farmed vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Sourcing from diverse locations within the appellation adds to the wine’s complexity and flavor profile. This maritime appellation is known for its well-drained soils, morning fog, afternoon winds and long growing season. These elements combine for a perfect place to grow Pinot Noir.
Luli 2011 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Retail $26.00 – GGWC $22.99
The deep color in the 2011 Luli Pinot Noir resulted from the low-yielding vintage and it was the cool season that developed the exuberant aromatics. The rich bouquet gives way to the depth of the wine, highlighted by notes of wild-strawberry, baking spice, and forest floor. On the palate the tannins from the 2011 vintage are very fine and velvety, while the acid is bright and gives much lift and focus to the palate.
Also check out their 2011 Chardonnay:
Luli 2011 Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
Retail $25.00 – GGWC $22.50
This fifth release of the Luli Chardonnay was sourced from vineyards next to Pisoni’s Ranch in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The wine was fermented in 40% neutral barrels and 60% in stainless steel. By not undergoing any malolactic formation the wine showcases the vibrant and cool climate of the SLH fruit and aromas. It is medium in body, and could be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of dishes.
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