Lockwood Pinot Noir Monterey Block 7 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes The Block 7 has a freshness that shows off the fruit of the Pinot Noir. The aromatics are reminirrent of rose petals with an essence of mulled spice. The color shows the hue of ruby and the flavors are delightful. Once in the glass all flavors show black cherry with a brisk hint of cranberry. The wine has balance and elegance and will keep your attention with generous layers of fruit.

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Lockwood Vineyard:
First released in 1989, Lockwood Vineyard was developed under the belief that world class estate produced wines are attainable through ideal vineyard location and quality winemaking. The partners of Lockwood Vineyard, Paul Toeppen, Phil Johnson and Butch Lindley, who have cumulative vineyard management experience of over 90 years, first planted the large 1,850 acre estate vineyard in 1981 af... Read more
First released in 1989, Lockwood Vineyard was developed under the belief that world class estate produced wines are attainable through ideal vineyard location and quality winemaking. The partners of Lockwood Vineyard, Paul Toeppen, Phil Johnson and Butch Lindley, who have cumulative vineyard management experience of over 90 years, first planted the large 1,850 acre estate vineyard in 1981 after concluding that the parcel was perfect for growing premium grapes. They chose a remote area nestled at the base of the Santa Lucia mountain range, what is now part of Monterey County, and is one of the largest premium estate vineyards in the world. Lockwood Vineyard is devoted to producing high quality estate grown and estate bottled wines. To that end, Lockwood Vineyard’s winery was built in the middle of its vineyard property, where every component of the winemaking process is controlled, from viticulture to crush to the final blend; Lockwood Vineyard’s wines embody the true definition of “estate produced”. The estate vineyard consists of a unique soil that was recognized by the U.S. Geological survey in 1946 and is only found in two small areas of Central California, Lockwood Vineyard and a coastal cliff region near Big Sur. The “Lockwood Shaly Loam,” consists of crushed fossilized seashells similar to chalk and limestone. This soil is uniform to depths of greater than 20 feet, and due to its low nutrient and mineral content, the vines are restrained and must work hard for survival. The added vine stress and excellent water drainage from this soil creates grapes with structure and complexity. Due in part to the vineyard’s proximity to the Monterey Bay and warmer weather to the south, Lockwood Vineyard’s climate is designated “Warm Region 2” and experiences mornings of 50ºF and midday temperatures of 110ºF – a diurnal swing of 60ºF in a matter of a few hours. As a result of vineyard location, multiple varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot thrive with unprecedented success. The winery’s offerings represent a tremendous value to consumers on both quality and price. Larry Gomez returned to Lockwood Vineyard as winemaker in 2004, to bring attention back to the excellent fruit character of its estate wines and less on the influence of oak. "Lockwood has always produced premium quality grapes fromits estate vineyard, but their character and finesse was previously covered up by strong oak influences,” said winemaker Larry Gomez. “The new wine style leans towards fresh, fruit driven wines with a great mineral component that has been hidden in the soil here for centuries.” As Lockwood Vineyard evolves into the future, its commitment to quality estate grown and bottled wine at an affordable price, will remain the same. Read less

Member Reviews for Lockwood Pinot Noir Monterey Block 7

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Snooth User: otokoyama
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1.50 5
03/04/2011

Just about good enough to take to inspiration point when you're 18 and possibly don't know any better. Might be fine for cooking as well.


Snooth User: checknoir
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3.50 5
07/13/2010

The scent of cloves is obvious at first but tones of cherry and lavender can be detected as well. The clove comes through on the palate mixed with spice and earthiness(in a good way). In my opinion, a good wine for the price and it would be a great find if it were a few dollars less expensive (purchased locally at 16.00).

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Lockwood Pinot Noir Block 7 2007 and all other wine from Lockwood are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
03/09/2010

Our vineyard and winery staff agree that the 2007 Lockwood Pinot Noir is excellent. Block 7 produced a wine of intense color and concentration showing balance and grace. In the glass the aromatic fruit character is highlighted with the finest of French oak tones, allowing the fruit to prevail. Clove spice, ripe cherry and dried cranberry are supported by an earthy and well rounded mid palate. This multi-layered Pinot Noir can be enjoyed with grilled salmon, pasta with pesto, and roasted pork tenderloin.



Wine Tasting Notes The Block 7 has a freshness that shows off the fruit of the Pinot Noir. The aromatics are reminirrent of rose petals with an essence of mulled spice. The color shows the hue of ruby and the flavors are delightful. Once in the glass all flavors show black cherry with a brisk hint of cranberry. The wine has balance and elegance and will keep your attention with generous layers of fruit.

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