Luli Pinot Noir 2013
Luli Wines are made by Jeff Pisoni in partnetship with Master Sommelier Sara Floyd. Grapes from this fine 2012 vintage were sourced from select, sustainably farmed vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The fruit was hand-sorted before fermentation on indigenous yeast and aged in neutral French oak barrels to let the terroir shine through. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered and is rewarding to drink in its youth, but will also reward with some bottle age. Both powerful and elegant. The aromatics are bright and vibrant with notes of wild strawberry, boysenberry, rose petal and earl grey tea. The palate is broad and full, with firm tannins giving structure and length with lasting flavors of bing cherries and baking spices.