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Loring Wine Company Rosellas Vineyard Santa Lucia Highland California Pinot Noir 2005

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Brian Loring takes a simple approach to winemaking <br/>Step 1: Only make the wine you love, in his case Pinot Noir.<br/>Step 2: Buy the fruit from the best vineyards you can.<br/>Step 3: Pick the fruit when the growers tell you to pick it.<br/>Step 4: Don&#39;t screw up once you get the fruit to your winery!<br/><br/>Seriously though, Loring makes some fantastic Pinots. His Rosella&#39;s vineyard has a nice smokey, vanillia oak wrapped around sweet cherry flavors

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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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Snooth User: jkoyama
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02/22/2008

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Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

Brian Loring takes a simple approach to winemaking Step 1: Only make the wine you love, in his case Pinot Noir.Step 2: Buy the fruit from the best vineyards you can.Step 3: Pick the fruit when the growers tell you to pick it.Step 4: Don&#39;t screw up once you get the fruit to your winery!Seriously though, Loring makes some fantastic Pinots. His Rosella&#39;s vineyard has a nice smokey, vanillia oak wrapped around sweet cherry flavors


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

An elegant style, showing a measure of restraint and subtlety, with vivid black cherry, nutmeg and a hint of boysenberry fruit emerging on the finish. Drink now through 2010. 825 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2005 Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Rosellas Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

An elegant style, showing a measure of restraint and subtlety, with vivid black cherry, nutmeg and a hint of boysenberry fruit emerging on the finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Medium ruby purple color; sweet plum and black cherry aromas with some spice notes; rich, deep, ripe black cherry and plum fruit, with savory spice and smoky, sweet oak; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Amazing richness and silkiness on the mouth, this Pinot just plain tastes great and gets better in the glass. From the always terrific Rosella’s Vineyard, Brian Loring hits another one out of the park.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Bright, full red. Complex nose melds raspberry, smoke, earth, cocoa powder and spices. Rich, broad and suave, with lovely brightness to its tangy raspberry and spice flavors. Here, too, one gets a sense of Burgundian spice and lift. Finishes with lovely persistence and energy. This would be a good answer to those who donandrsquo;t believe that pinot noir in this area can be sufficiently ripe below 14% alcohol.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/27/2015

Bright, full red. Complex nose melds raspberry, smoke, earth, cocoa powder and spices. Rich, broad and suave, with lovely brightness to its tangy raspberry and spice flavors. Here, too, one gets a sense of Burgundian spice and lift. Finishes with lovely persistence and energy. This would be a good answer to those who don’t believe that pinot noir in this area can be sufficiently ripe below 14% alcohol.



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Brian Loring takes a simple approach to winemaking <br/>Step 1: Only make the wine you love, in his case Pinot Noir.<br/>Step 2: Buy the fruit from the best vineyards you can.<br/>Step 3: Pick the fruit when the growers tell you to pick it.<br/>Step 4: Don&#39;t screw up once you get the fruit to your winery!<br/><br/>Seriously though, Loring makes some fantastic Pinots. His Rosella&#39;s vineyard has a nice smokey, vanillia oak wrapped around sweet cherry flavors

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