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Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Rosella's Vnyd 2015

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90-93 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advcoate): The 2015 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is another outstanding wine from this team. Spice, dried flowers, black raspberries and potpourri aromas all give way to an elegant, pure and charming Pinot Noir that has less acidity than the 2013, medium-bodied richness and excellent purity of fruit. It should drink nicely right out of the gate. (Sep 2017)

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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: Nathan P
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 05/12/2013

"Combines dense, fresh earth, wild berry, underbrish and mineral notes. Ends with a touch of black licorice and spice." [From "Pinot Noir" blind tasting at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 13 October 2012.]


Snooth User: jkoyama
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/22/2008

Four glasses


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Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The 2011 Pinot Noir Rosella s Vineyard shows the energy and vivacity of this site. Layered and focused throughout the Rosella s flows with dark red fruit flowers mint and licorice in a fairly pointed style for Loring. Bright floral notes reappear on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2011 03/12/2013

The 2011 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard shows the energy and vivacity of this site. Layered and focused throughout, the Rosella's flows with dark red fruit, flowers, mint and licorice in a fairly pointed style for Loring. Bright floral notes reappear ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2011 Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Rosellas Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 01/21/2012

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Rosellas Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 02/28/2012

Medium-deep ruby color; deep, smoky cherry aromas with some herbal notes; deep, forward black cherry flavors with smoky, sweet oak notes; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex and silky Pinot with great layers of smoky cherr... Pinot Report. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2010 Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Rosellas Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 05/21/2011

Loring 09 Rosellas Pinot Noir


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Vintage: 2009 01/15/2011

Ripe and fleshy, with a gorgeous and generous array of wild berry, raspberry, plum and spice flavors that are full-bodied, and at points both firm and delicate. The finish unfolds to reveal touches of mineral and spice. Drink now through 2020. 500 ca... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Rosellas Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 03/04/2009

Offers wonderful aromatics centered around plum and blueberry fruit. This is more delicate and refined on the medium- to full-bodied palate, gaining depth and complexity on the finish, where the blueberry fruit shines. Drink now through 2014. 750 cases made. �JL


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90-93 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advcoate): The 2015 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is another outstanding wine from this team. Spice, dried flowers, black raspberries and potpourri aromas all give way to an elegant, pure and charming Pinot Noir that has less acidity than the 2013, medium-bodied richness and excellent purity of fruit. It should drink nicely right out of the gate. (Sep 2017)

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