Miura Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

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Miura Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

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Winemaker Notes
The reason for the strange punctuation behind the name “Gary” is that the vineyard is a partnership between two childhood friends named Gary: Pisoni and Franscioni. The two Garys are quite different in temperament, Pisoni is effusive and flamboyant and Franscioni more reserved and thoughtful. The vineyard is situated about 10 miles north of the Pisoni Vineyard, going towards the mouth of the Salinas Valley and closer to Monterey Bay. So it is cooler than at Pisoni. The bud wood for the Pinot Noir comes directly from the Pisoni vineyard, so the plant material is identical, yet the wines are hugely different. The vines even look different (although they are tended with the same attention to detail). There is more vigor at Garys’, and the berries are slightly larger. The soil is richer, more a clay loam than the gravelly stuff at Pisoni, and the site is much more uniform, a broad plateau tilted east-south east, gently sloped towards the valley floor below. It ripens about a week later than Pisoni on average, and yields wines that are gentler, and more perfumed, than the sometimes brawny Pisoni wines. The wines often have an almost floral quality in the aromas and a lusciousness on the palate that can seem like sweetness, even when the wines are completely dry. If Pisoni is the King of Santa Lucia then Garys’ is the Queen.

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