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2005 Littorai Pinot Noir Cerise Vineyard

  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 74716-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($65) Good deep red. Wild, Burgundian nose features smoke, underbrush, wild herbs, licorice and truffle. Ripe, seamless and complex, with subtle red fruit flavor complicated by underbrush, earth and herbs. At once creamy and dry, finishing with fairly fine tannins, good lift and a suggestion of raspberry.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    This too is aromatically quite pure and elegant with distinct forest floor and a hint of crushed leaf that precede round, naturally sweet and sappy medium plus bodied flavors that possess an edgy finish and something that isn't 100% clean on the edgy finish. Note that I have not adjusted my score for the off element, again offering the benefit of the doubt.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Nick O
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.

See other similar producers:Marcassin,Aubert,Peter Michael

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 134 bottles owned
  • 32 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 32 collectors)