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2009 Littorai - Pinot Noir One Acre Vineyard

  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 79874-2009
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    (13.3% alcohol; the first vintage from vines replanted due to phylloxera): Good full, deep red. More roasted and less perfumed than most of the other 2009 Littorai pinots, with aromas of plum, chocolate, mocha, menthol, spices and smoke. Supple and broad but could use more clarity and grip. A bit soupy and earth-bound for a pinot from Ted Lemon. Slightly dry on the finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Danl
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

  • 43 bottles owned
  • 14 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 14 collectors)