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Bernardus Pinot Noir SLH Pisoni Vineyard 2015

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Price: $55.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

94 Points
“My favorite in the Bernardus in the lineup, the 2015 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard leads with its fruit and offers a terrific bouquet of red currants, mulberries, dried earth, incense, and spice. It's a big, rich Pinot Noir, yet stays lively and balanced on the palate, with sweet tannin and a big finish. It's a gorgeous Pinot Noir and a standout in the vintage.” - Jeb Dunnuck (10/17)

BACKGROUND
When Carmel Valley’s revered Bernardus Lodge opened in 1999, it reflected the vision of its founder, Santa Lucia Highlands vintner and race car driver Ben Pon, as a place where his friends might stay: a laid-back while luxurious, residential-style resort with a world class restaurant, acres of vineyards and gardens. About half an hour’s drive, Bernardus Winery and two of its estate vineyards can be found in the Cachagua Hills amidst the oaks and chaparral. Inside, it’s clear that no expense has been spared in the quest to make fine European-style wines in California. Each vineyard, varietal and harvest is aged separately in a spacious room stacked with 60-gallon barrels made exclusively of French oak.

Winemaker Dean De Korth, who was educated at the Lycée Viti-Vinicol in Beaune, Burgundy, and at the University of Dijon, is well versed in French techniques. Their reds make great pairings with Chef Cal Stamenov’s gourmet food at Bernardus Lodge. On the tasting menu, sommelier Mark Buzan often pairs the Pisoni Pinot Noir with duck breast or Wagyu beef dishes.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

94 Points
“My favorite in the Bernardus in the lineup, the 2015 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard leads with its fruit and offers a terrific bouquet of red currants, mulberries, dried earth, incense, and spice. It's a big, rich Pinot Noir, yet stays lively and balanced on the palate, with sweet tannin and a big finish. It's a gorgeous Pinot Noir and a standout in the vintage.” - Jeb Dunnuck (10/17)

BACKGROUND
When Carmel Valley’s revered Bernardus Lodge opened in 1999, it reflected the vision of its founder, Santa Lucia Highlands vintner and race car driver Ben Pon, as a place where his friends might stay: a laid-back while luxurious, residential-style resort with a world class restaurant, acres of vineyards and gardens. About half an hour’s drive, Bernardus Winery and two of its estate vineyards can be found in the Cachagua Hills amidst the oaks and chaparral. Inside, it’s clear that no expense has been spared in the quest to make fine European-style wines in California. Each vineyard, varietal and harvest is aged separately in a spacious room stacked with 60-gallon barrels made exclusively of French oak.

Winemaker Dean De Korth, who was educated at the Lycée Viti-Vinicol in Beaune, Burgundy, and at the University of Dijon, is well versed in French techniques. Their reds make great pairings with Chef Cal Stamenov’s gourmet food at Bernardus Lodge. On the tasting menu, sommelier Mark Buzan often pairs the Pisoni Pinot Noir with duck breast or Wagyu beef dishes.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Bernardus

Vineyard Designate Pisoni

AVA Santa Lucia Highlands

Region Central Coast