Red

2010 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Graham Family Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
CT92.4 47 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • RGCM Gananda wrote: (92 points)

    May 25, 2016 - Blackfruit, earth and spices on the nose. Perhaps a little over medium bodied and as a previous reviewer has noted, much of the hyper-jammy raspberry and plum notes have integrated well with time. Took about an hour from opening to fully integrate. Still shows black raspberry and plum upfront, but they're much smoother and rounder than my prior bottle (September 2015). A bit more on the tart qualities of black cherry and strawberry and nice finishing length. As with all Loring wines, the fruit is the main attraction here and this wine delivered without being over the top. This bottle came off as more balanced than my prior one, but given how quickly this has evolved (in just 8 months), I would drink these in the next two years.

  • rickv2wine wrote: (93 points)

    May 13, 2016 - Brian makes his wine to drink young but this wine is spot on here. It's developed nicely and much of the heavy plum fruits that often pervade his wine have blown off. It's a lighter Pinot (at this age) and I found it to be elegant (not the word I'd usually use for LWC wines) and well-balanced.

  • oenophilemoose wrote: flawed

    May 10, 2016 - Another flawed bottle purchased at an online auction website with no recourse. Caveat emptor.

  • RGCM Gananda wrote: (92 points)

    September 28, 2015 - Starts off as a very big (14.7%) really fruit forward, jammy style. But be patient and give it about 90 minutes or so and it smooths out and integrates and balances out nicely. Strawberry, floral and earth on the nose. Wildberry and plum upfront with a large amount of richness and depth. Finishes with black cherry and spices. If you like fruit forward or jammy, almost zin-styled pinots, drink this now. If not, based on what this wine showed after a few hours open and the hidden elegance - it's worth holding for a few years to see what happens when everything really comes together. For its style, this is an extremely well made wine.

  • suarezd Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 21, 2015 - Smoky sweet fruit, little cola, and little herb. Balanced, nice structure, drinking well. Not my usual Pinot, but I really liked it.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #77, 2/15/2012 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Loring Wine Company
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Graham Family Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Green Valley of Russian River Valley

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  • In Cellars 71 (31%)
  • Consumed 158 (69%)

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