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

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • There were three of us, or actually 2 1/2 since my wife didn't drink much and doesn't like whites. The burgers were going to be 50/50 bacon/beef, which opened a world of possibilities so we decided to go all-American.Halcón Vineyards Prado to start, a 50.50 Marsanne/Rousanne blend that would have gone really well with the mushroom I had but was ... Read More

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  • Loring Wine Co Pinot Noir Rosellas Vineyard 2011

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    "Combines dense, fresh earth, wild berry, underbrish and mineral notes. Ends with a touch of black licorice and spice." [From "Pinot Noir" blind tasting at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 13 October 2012.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • An interesting article --http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/dining/kevin-pogue-seeks-washington-states-top-terroir.htmlI've yet to try any wines from Walla Walla -- simply not available here -- but keep reading about them. It's on my to-do list for if I ever visit the US. But it's particularly interesting to see they're taking terroir more seriou... Read More

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  • Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2009

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    Wine review by jmsmith


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

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • I have a question. Why is it that with the holidays, people start stocking up on Pinot Noirs? Was there someone who said that one has to pair holiday food (turkey, stuffings, ham etc) with Pinot Noir? I ask because local wine stores have been big on promoting Pinot Noirs! and I keep hearing about it.. I havent noticed it in the past years since ... Read More

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  • Loring Gary's Pinot Noir 2010

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    Wine review by dlellis


  • Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley Aubaine Vineyard 2008

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    Dark garnet color with cherry cola, earth and floral aromas. On the palate medium-bodied, and silky smooth with tart cherry,graphite, and vanilla flavors. Medium-long finish. Very nice! Read More

    Wine review by MartinDRedmond


  • Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Sta. Rita Hills Cargasacchi Vineyard 2007

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    Outstanding, nice rich cherry with a very smooth finish. Very happy with my Lot18 purchase of this pinot. Read More

    Wine review by fthead9


  • Loring Wine Company Divergence Paso Robles 2008

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    Wine review by brettrobles


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