A single vineyard expression of Pinot Noir from the folks at Luli

The Pisoni family and Master Sommelier Sara Floyd make a great team. Mark Pisoni tends to the vines, while Jeff turns it into good wine that Sara brings to the table.  I am excited about two new releases, both just 100 case productions. The wines were sourced from the Monte Linda, and Lemoravo Vineyards, both located in the Santa Lucia Highlands.

Luli 2019 Pinot Noir Monte Linda (95 cases produced)
GGWC 42.99
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Can mix & match with other Luli wines

Residing high above the Salinas Valley at almost 715 feet in elevation, Monte Linda Vineyard is in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. This vineyard sits above the morning fog line, allowing for greater sun exposure, while at the same time seeing cooler nighttime temperatures, allowing the vines to rest and achieve a longer growing season. These conditions, along with the vineyard’s rocky soils, create deeply textured wines with notable structure

Tasting Notes by Jeff Pisoni: ”Hailing from a 15 acre vineyard nestled in the southern end of the narrow Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2019 Luli Monte Linda Vineyard Pinot Noir is brimming with notes of ripe plum, cherry liqueur, baking spice and fresh sage. Gentle extraction of color and structure through native fermentation and twice daily punchdowns has packed this medium ruby wine with concentrated flavors of juicy red cherry, Mission fig, and berry crisp, while savory notes of clove and spiced tea leaves create additional depth on the palate. This truly layered experience finishes with refreshing acidity and soft, elegant tannin that cannot be ignored”

Luli 2019 Pinot Noir Lemoravo (105 cases produced)
GGWC 42.99
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The Lemoravo Vineyard is set 400 feet in elevation in the southern hills of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The vineyard is planted among the decomposed granite alluvial fans that make up a series of isolated islands among the benchlands. This site places the vineyard in rugged soils and heavy fog. As a tribute to this land’s history, the name is a three-word portmanteau as a tribute to the region’s former crops: Lemons, Oranges and Avocados.

Tasting notes by Jeff Pisoni: “An homage to the groves of lemons, avocados, and oranges once grown on the same 26 acre site, the 2019 Luli Lemoravo Vineyard Pinot Noir is a beautiful representation of this varietal grown in the southern reaches of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Medium ruby in the glass, this wine boasts a profile of ripe plum and spiced red fruits on the nose. As this wine coats the palate, pure flavors of berry compote, red cherry, rhubarb, and baking spice lead the way before soft, velvety tannin, hints of toasty oak, and focused acidity complete the full sensory experience.” 

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