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Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch Vineyard 2005

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Notes on the Loring Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch 2005 : OTHER REVIEW: POINTS Medium-light to medium ruby; attractive, intense, complex, slightly smoky, spicy, raspberry and red cherry fruit aroma with hints of charred oak and vanilla; medium-full body; forward, moderately rich, raspberry and cherry fruit flavors; well balanced; medium-full tannin; slightly harsh on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Deserves several more years of bottle aging. Highly recommended. [89/100], first place. California Grapevine December 2006-January 2007<br/><br/>WINEMAKER NOTES: Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch 2004 Medium-deep ruby color; deep, lush, black cherry aromas with spice and forest floor notes; rich, deep, complex and juicy red cherry flavors, spicy, bright, nice touch of forest floor, excellent structure and balance; long finish. WOW! This is classic Keefer Ranch. An absolute delight to drink. This is Brian Loring&#39;s first vintage from Keefer Ranch. His deft touch in the winery has taken this amazing vineyard in Green Valley to a new height. 300 cases made $48 Score: 96 Greg Walter at Pinot Report also named it his #3 wine of the year for 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

Member Reviews for Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch Vineyard

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Snooth User: wreckingball
13701858
4.00 5
03/14/2009

Medium-body, complex,and well-integrated. Combines soft cherry, dried cranberry with a brambly, earthy undertone. Finish with a good bit of acid. Well balanced. Good food wine.


Snooth User: jkoyama
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4.00 5
02/22/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A touch of green mint is evident on the nose, with a beam of tart, lively wild berry and blackberry fruit that's well-focused. Young and tight, this has crisp acidity and a cleansing, berry-laced finish. Drink now through 2010. 650 cases made. &#8211... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
09/12/2010

Keefer Ranch


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

Notes on the Loring Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch 2005 : OTHER REVIEW: POINTS Medium-light to medium ruby; attractive, intense, complex, slightly smoky, spicy, raspberry and red cherry fruit aroma with hints of charred oak and vanilla; medium-full body; forward, moderately rich, raspberry and cherry fruit flavors; well balanced; medium-full tannin; slightly harsh on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Deserves several more years of bottle aging. Highly recommended. [89/100], first place. California Grapevine December 2006-January 2007WINEMAKER NOTES: Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch 2004 Medium-deep ruby color; deep, lush, black cherry aromas with spice and forest floor notes; rich, deep, complex and juicy red cherry flavors, spicy, bright, nice touch of forest floor, excellent structure and balance; long finish. WOW! This is classic Keefer Ranch. An absolute delight to drink. This is Brian Loring&#39;s first vintage from Keefer Ranch. His deft touch in the winery has taken this amazing vineyard in Green Valley to a new height. 300 cases made $48 Score: 96 Greg Walter at Pinot Report also named it his #3 wine of the year for 2005.



Notes on the Loring Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch 2005 : OTHER REVIEW: POINTS Medium-light to medium ruby; attractive, intense, complex, slightly smoky, spicy, raspberry and red cherry fruit aroma with hints of charred oak and vanilla; medium-full body; forward, moderately rich, raspberry and cherry fruit flavors; well balanced; medium-full tannin; slightly harsh on the finish; lingering aftertaste. Deserves several more years of bottle aging. Highly recommended. [89/100], first place. California Grapevine December 2006-January 2007<br/><br/>WINEMAKER NOTES: Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch 2004 Medium-deep ruby color; deep, lush, black cherry aromas with spice and forest floor notes; rich, deep, complex and juicy red cherry flavors, spicy, bright, nice touch of forest floor, excellent structure and balance; long finish. WOW! This is classic Keefer Ranch. An absolute delight to drink. This is Brian Loring&#39;s first vintage from Keefer Ranch. His deft touch in the winery has taken this amazing vineyard in Green Valley to a new height. 300 cases made $48 Score: 96 Greg Walter at Pinot Report also named it his #3 wine of the year for 2005.

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