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2003 Littorai Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard

  • 88 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 53058-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($50) Medium healthy red; a bit less saturated and dark than the Savoy Aromas of raspberry, smoked meat and earth. Sweet and smooth, with flavors of red berries, spices and earth. Offers a more generous texture but less flavor delineation than the Savoy , and lacks that wine's treble notes and structure. Finishes with serious, dusty tannins and very good length. From a single block of vines planted in 1995.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    A pomegranate character is apparent in the 2003 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard, along with cherry notes, medium body, crisp acidity, and a pleasant but short finish.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Intense, with mineral, sage and dusty berry flavors that are supported by firm tannins. Ends with a dry, cedary, mushroom aftertaste, yet the fruit pushes through.
    Author: James Laube
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  • From the Latin for "coasts," the Littorai name is a reminder that wine, "this noblest agricultural product, arises from the weave of place (vineyard), time (vintage), and man." This recognition, combined with Ted Lemon's education and training in winemaking in France, result in highly sought-after California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Lemon's winemaking philosophy is influenced heavily by his time at the Universite de Bourgogne, where he earned a degree in Enology, as well as his apprenticeships at estates such as Domaine Dujac, Roumier, and Bruno Clair. With his wife Heidi, Lemon has produced wines that honestly express exceptional sites on the Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Anderson Valley since 1993.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 74 bottles owned
    • 20 collectors