2012 Littorai - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 09/20/2013
Red crimson translucent color, light/medium weight body, red fruit raspberry and rhubarb smells, with baking spice. Red fruit flavors with very long finish. Very elegant style pinot. More akin to Santa Cruz mountain style than your typical Sonoma coast pinot. Tremendous and I wouldn't be surprised if it is long lived due to the overall balance and elegance.

Average rating: 88, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

47 bottles owned by 12 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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