Sonoma Loeb Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2011
Dennis P. Murphy General Manager Sonoma-Loeb Wines 50 Broad Street NYC, NY 10004 1-800-989-2440 Cell: 516 857 3213 Chardonnay Reserve: FOB $170.00 Cabernet Reserve: FOB $250.00 PRIVATE RESERVE CHARDONNAY - VINTAGE 2007 ($265.00 / $22.09) Varietal: 100% Chardonnay 39% Sangiacomo - Sonoma Carneros 37% Cold Creek - Sonoma Carneros 24% Farina - Sonoma Mountain Origin of Barrels... Read more
Dennis P. Murphy General Manager Sonoma-Loeb Wines 50 Broad Street NYC, NY 10004 1-800-989-2440 Cell: 516 857 3213 Chardonnay Reserve: FOB $170.00 Cabernet Reserve: FOB $250.00 PRIVATE RESERVE CHARDONNAY - VINTAGE 2007 ($265.00 / $22.09) Varietal: 100% Chardonnay 39% Sangiacomo - Sonoma Carneros 37% Cold Creek - Sonoma Carneros 24% Farina - Sonoma Mountain Origin of Barrels: 50% - new french oak 50% 1 year old Barrels - Sirugue, Remond cooperages Wood from the Allier and Vosges forests of France 80% Malolactic 8 months on lees Mr Loeb has been producing 600 tons of grapes annually with the help of wine maker Phillip Corallo-Titus Year after year, Sonoma-Loeb grapes have been purchased by many of California's leading wineries. Now, Mr. Loeb is devoting a small portion of his best chardonnay to the production of Sonoma-Loeb Wines hand-crafted with the most exacting techniques of modem viticulture. His wines are aged in French oak barriques and receive the care that is possible only when small quantities are made. The Sonoma-Loeb Chardonnays are 100% barrel-fermented in the finest French oak and remain in contact with the lees for up to eight months. The properties lie in two parcels: One parcel is 47 acres; It is planted with chardonnay in the Alexander Valley. These 47 acres lie across a small dirt road from the Robert Young Vineyard. They are directly adjacent to this great vineyard in the Alexander Valley. These acres yield fruit of a similar style and have flavor elements similar to their next door neighbor. The second parcel is 69 acres; It is planted with champagne grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This land borders the Russian River -- not far from the world renowned Bohemian Grove. The Russian Riverbend Vineyard takes its name from the Russian River which flows by Mr. Loeb's property. MORE TASTING FROM THE SONOMA-LOEB COLLECTION PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON - VINTAGE 2005 ($397.00 / $33.09) Varietal: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Verdot, 4% Malbec Harvest Dates: October 20-27, 2005 Productions: 14 Barrels Origin of Barrels: 100% French Oak 75% New / 25% 1 yr old Time in Barrels: 22 Months The wine is concentrated with dark fruit characters and subtle herbal notes. French oak adds spiciness and roasted coffee aromas. The wine is big and mouth filling but tannins are soft and supple. The wine is tasting great now but should have another 10 years of aging potential for those who are patient enough to cellar the wine. Read less
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"A powerful expression of Pinot, with wonderful vibrancy, density, focus and depth, offering vivid raspberry, wild berry, creamy oak and blueberry flavors. The finish of firm, ripe, gripping tannins promises a rewarding future." –JL, Wine Spectator (93 Points)
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