2012 Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
CT91.2 35 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • LesPaul Likes this wine: (91 points)

    July 30, 2017 - Singing right now (mid '17). I was unimpressed on release - dumb, at best a supermarket wine. It has really elevated since - just rich enough, exceptionally nice cherry fruit, a very tiny bit of forest. Fascinating translucent red color with a bit of murkiness. The only flaw might be that it's a little heavy-footed, doesn't quite dance away on the mid-palate or finish. But an exceptional Pinot by nearly any standard. (Drink now - will.last another couple of years, but it's unlikely to improve.)

  • brianofthevine wrote: (89 points)

    July 14, 2017 - Not my favorite but easy to drink. Lighter style here with raspberry, rhubarb, and cranberries up front. Has some floral notes to it with subtle caramel on the end. Medium acidity, decent finish.

  • brianofthevine wrote: (90 points)

    November 24, 2016 - Lighter style with red cherry, raspberry, and cranberry fruit. Nice acidity, decent finish.

  • Pierre-Yves wrote:

    July 11, 2016 - The lively tart and juicy fruit was not present in this bottle, making the wine rather dull. I preferred it a lot more when it was young. In between phases maybe ?

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  • jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 24, 2016 - Last note nailed it. Rhubarb, light cherry, light raspberry, light strawberry. A tiny hint of sweetness next to a very dry gevrey from 2005. I liked the 2013 les larmes a bit better, but for the price, at least the old price, these are wonderful. They used to be 39 bucks, or am I just getting old. Why do producers claim to care so.much about their old loyal customers and then slowly raise the entry level price so much. Either way, littorai makes beautiful wines.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2014 (link) 92 points

    (Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; floral, tart raspberry, tart cherry nose; light-medium bodied, floral, tart raspberry, tart cherry, balanced palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Littorai
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Les Larmes
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 260 (60%)
  • Consumed 170 (40%)

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