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2014 Littorai - Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 94 WA
  • 94 JS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 53058-2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Deep ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is intensely scented of crushed raspberries and blackberries with a pretty perfume of violets, wild thyme and mossy bark. Light to medium-bodied, the intensity of flavors is nicely juxtaposed by the ethereal elegance, with soft, fine grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with lingering earthy notes. 700 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94

    Lots of forest fruits on the nose with dried strawberries too. Hot stones. Full body, round and polished tannins, and a sleek and a minerally finish. Steely. Lightly austere. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    The 2014 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is powerful and yet also quite seductive, with striking inner sweetness and aromatic intensity. A wine of total finesse and nuance, the Hirsch is showing beautifully today. Silky tannins round things out nicely. This is an especially refined vintage for the Hirsch.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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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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    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

    • 79 bottles owned
    • 22 collectors