J. Lohr Estates Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir 2012

Avg Price: $16.99
0 5 0.5
Add
1 review
+My Wines

My Wines

Save in My Wines

Add to Wishlist

My Cellar

List It
Edit

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2012 Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir offers complex varietal aromas of cherry preserves, violets and dried herbs lifted...

Read more...
  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
We Speak Wine
Troy, NY (320 mi)
USD 12.99
750ml
Buy Now
Gerard's Wine and Spirits — FineWineOnline.com
Point Pleasant, NJ (200 mi)
USD 16.99
750ml
Buy Now
See 28 more prices »

Winemakers Comments:The 2012 Falcons Perch Pinot Noir offers complex varietal aromas of cherry preserves, violets and dried herbs lifted by vanilla... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

View Recipe


All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for J. Lohr Estates Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir

External Reviews for J. Lohr Estates Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Winemakers Comments:The 2012 Falcons Perch Pinot Noir offers complex varietal aromas of cherry preserves, violets and dried herbs lifted by vanilla spice. Brushy red fruit on the palate finishes with talc and a touch of rhubarb pie. The fresh acidity invites a wide range of food pairings. Steve Peck, red winemakerVintage:Pinot Noir in Monterey County saw a wonderfully cool growing season that finished with a bang. Growing degree days were similar to 2007; well below the long-term average and just a touch warmer than the preceding cooler vintages of 2010 and 2011. We gladly avoided a frost scare that came just a week after bud break in early March. Our favorable weather through bloom at the end of May set our average crop size at just under 4 tons per acre for the Falcons Perch. Moderate daytime temperatures during veraison, between 75 and 85 degrees, bring out the best color development. This is exactly what occurred in the Monterey region in August of 2012. The textbook weather continued until Mother Nature decided it was time for us to pick and brought two days of over 100 degrees on October 1st and 2nd, breaking a 100 year temperature record. Harvest immediately went into full swing on our coveted crop and the 2012 Falcons Perch Pinot Noir is now showing rich, full structure with great aromatic development at bottling.Vineyards:Falcons Perch Pinot Noir is produced from cool climate grapes grown in select vineyards within and surrounding the Arroyo Seco region of central Monterey County. This region has earned a well-deserved reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir. Over the past decade, the introduction of Dijon clones of Pinot, along with the old standby Pommard clone, has dramatically increased the quality of the varietal here. These newer clones are the backbone of this release of Falcons Perch, named for the bird which had made its home in the lone pine tree among the vines, safeguarding the grapes from vertebrate pests while preserving the ecosystems natural balance.Food Pairings:Delicious with classic Southern shrimp gumbo, smoked salmon on savory crackers, or a ripened goat cheese coated with ash.FERMENTATION: Fermented as 12-ton lots in open-top punchdown tanks, 5 to 10 days with light pumpovers and daily punchdowns. Temperatures peaking at 95F rendered a high, complex color in the wine.MALOLACTIC: 100% ML, Viniflora OenosMATURATION: Matured in stainless steel with a fraction aged in French oak barrelsBARREL TYPE: 15% in second fill French oak barrelsPH: 3.76TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.70 g/100 mlALCOHOL: 13.66 % by volumeRESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.3 g/100 ml


Winemaker's Notes:

The 2012 Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir offers complex varietal aromas of cherry preserves, violets and dried herbs lifted by vanilla spice. Brushy red fruit on the palate finishes with talc and a touch of rhubarb pie. The fresh acidity invites a wide range of food pairings. Delicious with classic Southern shrimp gumbo, smoked salmon on savory crackers, or a ripened goat cheese coated with ash.

The 2012 Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir offers complex varietal aromas of cherry preserves, violets and dried herbs lifted by vanilla spice. Brushy red fruit on the palate finishes with talc and a touch of rhubarb pie. The fresh acidity invites a wide range of food pairings. Delicious with classic Southern shrimp gumbo, smoked salmon on savory crackers, or a ripened goat cheese coated with ash.

Photos

+ Add Image

1 2


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Pinot Noir Top Lists








Snooth Media Network