98pts Jeb Dunnuck
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.
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.
Appellation: Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands