Laetitia Winery Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley Estate Block Q 2011

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2011 Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Estate Arroyo Grande Valley 750ml

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3.2674285714286 5 0.5
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Laetitia Vineyard & Winery:
At Laetitia, we are passionate about producing premium estate wines that showcase the distinctive qualities of the Arroyo Grande Valley. Located in Southern San Luis Obispo County, our coastal property overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Originally known for Methodé Champenoise sparkling wines, Laetitia continues to produce seven unique Sparkling Wines. Currently, we are just as well known for our handcrafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more.
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Member Reviews for Laetitia Winery Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley Estate Block Q

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Snooth User: Mazzeo
891336366
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/26/2011

Pleasant and aromic with cherry flavors. Velvety. Would be terrific with lamb.


Snooth User: kbrod7
149803103
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/19/2012

I am giving this 4.5 stars because it is difficult to find a good Pinot in the $20 range. Full bodied, jammy, floral aroma, peppery / oakey flavor make this a fairly complex Pinot. I tend to like my Pinot Noir on the full bodied end of the spectrum. This may be a little much for those who like a light more nuanced Pinot. Goes great with meat and even holds \up to fairly potent cheese.


Snooth User: mmalina
9263355
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/22/2011

Rich Pinot quality. A real find


Snooth User: WillMartin
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/17/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: BasilNew
45179385
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/25/2011

My rating is for Pinot's under $30. A smokey plum, slight earthy whiff, along with with a slightly dangerous acidity...puts it close to the pure Burgundian model. Lots happening here...lots of complexity for a pinot in this price range.


Snooth User: jja347
97638114
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/27/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Jimmy Cocktail
204415379
1.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/16/2011

A clear, ruby colored wine of medium(-) intensity withe legs. It has an unclean developing nose of Brettanomyces over red apple and red currant. It is a dry wine of medium acidity, medium tannins, medium alcohol and medium(-) body. It has flavors of red apple, red currant and cinnamon with a medium finish. This is an acceptable, mid-priced wine that is ready to drink now but will not improve.


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External Reviews for Laetitia Winery Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley Estate Block Q

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/04/2013

Beginning his hands-on training in the cellar at the tender age of 16, Eric Hickey has lived and breathed Laetitia all the way to the top, where he is now the Head Winemaker and the winery's President.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

Layered components of earth violets and black fruits complete this elegant Pinot. After nearly a decade, the Estate bottling has finally found its voice and it begs a listen.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Ripe, with very good depth to stewed currant, wild berry and plum flavors. round, solid tannins and generous toasty oak notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2009 04/13/2011

Tasting Notes - Dark mulberry tones and aromas of cranberry and spiced plum, this wine is rich and medium-bodied. Youthful flavors of pomegrante, sandalwood and red cherries are married beautifully with earthy cola and smoke.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Good deep red-ruby. Aromas of dark raspberry and dark chocolate. Sweet, creamy and easygoing, with smooth flavors of raspberry and smoke. Finishes with very soft tannins and hints of smoke and chocolatey oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Tough and weedy, this is Laetitiarsquo;s least Pinot Noir, although it does show fine Central Coast firmness and dryness. Satisfies for its cherry and licorice flavors, enhanced with smoky sandalwood. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Soft and heavy and very ripe, with jammy blackberry, cherry, raspberry, plum and cola flavors. New oak adds sweet, smoky barrel notes. Almost Rhocirc;ne-like in weight, it should knit together and become more elegant in a year or two.


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