Loring Wine Company

(818) 681-4803 1601 W Central Ave Ste F
Lompoc, CA 93436
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Mourvèdre

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Loring Russell Family Pinot No 2006


    A very typical Russel Hamilton with noticeable oak on the nose but that's backed my a healthy dose of black soil tones and very ripe cherry fruit that just manages to not go over the top. On the palate this is already showing wonderful integration with bright fruit buffering the strongly smoky barrel notes. The acid is a touch high but balanced ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • As I had mentioned a while back I am making some wine this year and this means ... of Pinot specialists like Loring Wine Company, Arista and Patz & Hall that believe the same thing. Arista is far from where I am, Loring doesnt have a tasting room and Patz & Hall are by appointment only. That is what makes Roessler unique. Roessler has an el... Read More

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  • Loring Russell Family Pinot No 2006


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    Wine review by MoffMan

  • Loring Russell Family Pinot No 2006


    Stunning - as smooth a pinot noir as I have tasted to date Read More

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  • Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch Vineyard 2005


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    Wine review by dtlossing

  • Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Garys' Vineyard 2007


    Well balanced and elegant typical pinot, but bit expensive and you can find better deal, although I enjoyed the wine. Read More

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  • Loring Russell Family Pinot No 2006


    Fruity wine with nice color seperation! Read More

    Wine review by chillinman2002

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


    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Loring Wine Companys 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 2... Read More

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  • Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Green Valley Keefer Ranch Vineyard 2005


    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. Read More

    Wine review by wreckingball

  • As it turns outs the busiest time for a wine consumer like me is not around the ... the ... EstatePeay VineyardsLoring Wine CompanyScarecrow WineArista WineryPaul Hobbs WineryPahlmeyerFlowers Vineyards & WineryMost of these are smaller producers.  Some of these are considered cult wine producers.  This means there production is limited, the al... Read More

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