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Loring Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Cargasacchi Vineyard 2005

Member Review by tphilli:

This Pinot displays cedar notes that play nicely with flavors of silky cherries and subtle plums. Passion and intellect are a dangerous combination. Peter Cargasacchi loves to explore that very idea. His vineyards and his wines are remarkable. This is the future of Santa Barbara! Cargasacchi Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills 2005

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Loring Wine Company:
My name is Brian Loring and my obsession is Pinot Noir. OK, I'm also pretty crazy about Champagne, but that's another story. While in college, I worked at a wine shop in Hollywood (Victor's), where one of the owners was a Burgundy fanatic. So, my very first experiences with Pinot Noir were from producers like Domaine Dujac, Henri Jayer, and DRC. Needless to say, I found subsequent tasting safar... Read more
My name is Brian Loring and my obsession is Pinot Noir. OK, I'm also pretty crazy about Champagne, but that's another story. While in college, I worked at a wine shop in Hollywood (Victor's), where one of the owners was a Burgundy fanatic. So, my very first experiences with Pinot Noir were from producers like Domaine Dujac, Henri Jayer, and DRC. Needless to say, I found subsequent tasting safaris into the domestic Pinot Noir jungle less than satisfying. It wasn稚 until I literally stumbled into Calera (I tripped over a case of their wine in the store room) that I found a California Pinot Noir that I could love. But it would be quite a while before I found someone else that lived up to the standard that Josh Jensen had established. I eventually came to understand and enjoy Pinots from Williams Selyem, Chalone, and Sanford, but I really got excited about California Pinot Noir when I met Norm Beko from Cottonwood Canyon at an Orange County Wine Society tasting. I壇 made about 3 trips around the booths at the tasting without finding a single good Pinot Noir. So, being the open minded person that I am (remember I passed him up 3 times), I stopped at the Cottonwood booth. I was BLOWN away by Norm痴 1990 Santa Maria Pinot Noir. After a few years of attending every Cottonwood event and asking Norm 10,000 questions about winemaking, he offered to let come learn the process during the '97 crush. I checked sugar levels, picked, crushed, punched down, pressed, filled barrels, and generally moved a bunch of stuff around with fork lifts and pallet jacks! It was the time of my life... I was totally hooked. And even though I hadn't planned it, I ended up making two barrels of Pinot Noir. That was the start of the Loring Wine Company. What had started out as a dream 15 years earlier was now a reality - I was a winemaker! Read less
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Snooth User: tphilli
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12/17/2008

This Pinot displays cedar notes that play nicely with flavors of silky cherries and subtle plums. Passion and intellect are a dangerous combination. Peter Cargasacchi loves to explore that very idea. His vineyards and his wines are remarkable. This is the future of Santa Barbara! Cargasacchi Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills 2005


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Source: Epic Cellars
09/24/2010

Revealing a medium ruby hue along with more herb and earth in its strawberry and cherry-scented bouquet, the 2005 Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vineyard is a fruit-forward effort. Medium-bodied, tasty, fresh flavors are found in this elegant, finesse-styled Pinot.



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