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2014 Littorai Pinot Noir Roman Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 95 JS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 195680-2014

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  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    Despite its mid-weight feel, the 2014 Pinot Noir Roman Vineyard is quite powerful. There is wonderful creaminess and intensity to the mid-palate that is just starting to emerge from beneath a wall of tannin. The flavors are dark, bold and intense, but in the classic Littorai medium-bodied style. The struggle of the drought is felt, but it also adds to the wine's intrigue and overall complexity. Readers will have to be patient with the Roman.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • | Rating: 95

    Fascinating aromas of pine cone and needles with dry strawberry and cherry. Cement. Medium body, firm and silky with a lovely austerity and intensity. Lively finish. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Medium to deep ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Roman Vineyard has a nose of underbrush, roses and raspberry leaves over notes of mulberries and pomegranate, plus a suggestion of potpourri. The light to medium-bodied palate is invigorating in its intensity, framed by chewy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and earthy. 210 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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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

    • 44 bottles owned
    • 12 collectors