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Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard 2011

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Very limited new release from Brian Loring a small producer who has the midas touch with Pinot Noir in California He sources from the best vineyards in the state and hand crafts some of the finest Pinot Noirs we ve tasted Extremely limited

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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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External Reviews for Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/12/2013

High in ripeness and high in sweet fruit yet backed by a bounty of firm acidity, Lorings Clos Pepe bottling starts out with lots of palatal viscosity and then tightens en route to a lengthy, slightly coarse finish. More than most of its siblings, it... Connoisseurs Guide. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2011 Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

High in ripeness and high in sweet fruit yet backed by a bounty of firm acidity Loring s Clos Pepe bottling starts out with lots of palatal viscosity and then tightens en route to a lengthy slightly coarse finish. More than most of its siblings it is a wine that is held back by its youth and if not especially friendly just now it has the structure and depth to commend a wait of some three to five years. Connoisseurs Guide.



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Very limited new release from Brian Loring a small producer who has the midas touch with Pinot Noir in California He sources from the best vineyards in the state and hand crafts some of the finest Pinot Noirs we ve tasted Extremely limited

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