The “flagship” wine of Paul’s Portfolio! I don’t need to tell you that the Pisoni vineyard is often compared to the best (1er Cru) vineyards in Burgundy and Paul puts a real Burgundian twist on this source! This wine equals the best of the previous Lancelot bottlings and could even surpass it!
Paul Lato Notes: “This is another special vintage from Pisoni Vineyard. Vibrant and deep, dark cherry color. Booming aromatics out of the glass, with blueberry pie-like notes. Power and grace in the mouth with plenty of fruit, oak, and vanilla nuances that blend seamlessly. Touch of spice and abundance of minerality. Long finish, very impressive now and full of aging potential and evolution in the bottle. Our Grand Cru from Santa Lucia Highlands.”
Jeb Dunnuck 98 Points: “The 2018 Lancelot Pisoni Vineyard comes from one of the great vineyards in California and was aged 17 months in 60% new French oak. More tart black cherry, mulberry, and blackberry notes emerge from the glass, and it has beautiful minerality as well as sappy flower and spice notes, full-bodied richness, a focused, elegant texture, no hard edges, and gorgeous length. It’s up with the finest Pinot Noirs I’ve tasted from California.
*Future purchase, wine is scheduled to arrive around 4.1.20