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Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Cargasacchi Vineyard 2006

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This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Loring Wine Company’s 2006 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir is a very limited new release from Brian Loring, a small producer who has the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to making California Pinot Noirs. He burst onto the scene with his high scoring inaugural 2004 vintages, and it seems his 2006 releases are setting the bar even higher. Don’t let the screw cap fool you, this 2006 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir just scored an exceptional 97 Points by the Pinot Report and 94 Points by Wine Enthusiast magazine: “A compelling Pinot Noir. Dry and crisp in acids, it’s enormously complex, with the cherry, pomegranate and cola fruit flavors made more interesting with the tastes of earth, mushrooms, balsamic and espresso.” Deep ruby colored, this Pinot Noir has deep, spicy, pepper aromas with berry notes and big, rich, intense flavors of black cherry, pepper and spice. Moderate tannins and subtle sweet oak notes give excellent structure with good balance and a long finish. Pair the Loring 2006 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir with pork tenderloin, smoked salmon, and leg of lamb. 100% Pinot Noir. Enjoy now until 2012.

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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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This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Loring Wine Company’s 2006 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir is a very limited new release from Brian Loring, a small producer who has the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to making California Pinot Noirs. He burst onto the scene with his high scoring inaugural 2004 vintages, and it seems his 2006 releases are setting the bar even higher. Don’t let the screw cap fool you, this 2006 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir just scored an exceptional 97 Points by the Pinot Report and 94 Points by Wine Enthusiast magazine: “A compelling Pinot Noir. Dry and crisp in acids, it’s enormously complex, with the cherry, pomegranate and cola fruit flavors made more interesting with the tastes of earth, mushrooms, balsamic and espresso.” Deep ruby colored, this Pinot Noir has deep, spicy, pepper aromas with berry notes and big, rich, intense flavors of black cherry, pepper and spice. Moderate tannins and subtle sweet oak notes give excellent structure with good balance and a long finish. Pair the Loring 2006 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir with pork tenderloin, smoked salmon, and leg of lamb. 100% Pinot Noir. Enjoy now until 2012.



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