2012 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • jimmieL wrote: (91 points)

    October 14, 2016 - Really disappointed that this was my last bottle, although I recently had a newer vintage and it shows extremely well too. Like any great Pinot this has the winemakers signature all over it. The fruit isn't over shadowed but highlighted very well.

  • J @ y H @ c k Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 8, 2016 - An outstanding Berserkerday purchase. Unscrewed and poured with dinner of chicken sausage and assorted veggies then followed for three hours. This was an outstanding Loring pinot. Probably not to the liking of those who prefer austere Burgundian style. This is very fruit forward, luscious and expansive presentation of pinot. There is a flavor that is common in port - I think it comes from Touriga Nacional - that is the essence of port if you subtract the high alcohol and you subtract the sugar, that I noticed throughout the three hours of following this wine. I know that description will be controversial, and people may say this is just an Aubert-clone poorly made Cali pinot that tastes like port - but they would be wrong. I have tasted the same flavor while tasting blind dry Touriga Nacional from Portugal. It adds to the red fruit profile without overpowering the other components.

    Excellent balance and mouth feel. Dark color. As a food wine, this would hold up to moderately strong red meat presentations. Maybe not with a grilled porterhouse, but I think it would work fine with a nice beef stew, skirt steak or other similar items.

  • GARDEN Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 5, 2016 - This was the last and best of my six bottles.

  • TottenCellars Likes this wine:

    May 30, 2016 - Really solid RRV Pinot. Red fruit dominates with a bit of acid bite up front. A bit strong for lighter fare. Not a ton of depth here though.

    Day 2, took on a darker fruit profile. The wine also felt a little fuller bodied. With some air the spice notes from the oak treatment seemed to come out a bit.

  • PSUSteve Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 10, 2016 - Unscrew and pour. Nose of red fruit dominated by raspberry with a hint of spice. Was planning on giving this some air but seemed ready from the get go. Palate continued with red fruit and spice with nice acidity. Great QPR at $20 BerserkerDay price.

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    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Loring Wine Company
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 135 (28%)
  • Consumed 342 (71%)

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