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2014 Littorai - Pinot Noir Mays Canyon

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 94 WA
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 81123-2014-750-2A
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 96

    Lots of strawberry and raspberry with orange peel undertones on the nose. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a wonderful finish. Such intensity and energy. Linear and long. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Mays Canyon is delightfully exuberant on the nose at this youthful stage, offering bright Bing cherry and crushed cranberry notes with hints of lavender, rose petals and cinnamon stick. The light-bodied palate is more restrained, with stewed tea and a delicate perfume lacing the red fruit, finishing with a pleasant chewy texture. 270 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2014 Pinot Noir Mays Canyon looks like it will be one of the first 2014s in this range to open up, as it has both less fruit and overall structure than most of the other wines in the range. At this stage, the Mays Canyon is floral, delicate and gracious, with expressive red-toned notes that linger nicely.
    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

    • 29 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors