Miura 2016 Pinot Noir Pisoni
2016 Miura Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands
NVWE Notes: Miura has always shown a deft hand with the fruit from this notoriously powerful and exotically spicy vineyard and that skill is on display here. Grand scale all the way, this wine opens with Bing cherry galette, red boysenberry, mulberry, dry dark rose, dark tobacco, dried herb, mineral and forest floor scents. It is rich in body and notably gutsy on the palate, with plenty of tannin beneath its veneer of savory spice and deep core of dark cherry and blueberry fruit. The finish is very long and palate-coating, with highlights of cherry, berry, sandalwood and star anise at the end. Certainly four years or more from its full expression, it is best served at this stage with darkly caramelized meats.