Red

2005 Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Anderson Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • rcurlee Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 12, 2014 - One of the greatest value Pinot Noir blends from one of the greatest winemakers of Pinot Noir in California. Ted Lemmon is one of my heroes. Once a bottle is open, I can't stop putting the glass up to my mouth and is gone sooner than I wish.

  • StefanAkiko Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 23, 2014 - What a great and masterful 'Burgundy' this is. Decanted for 8 hrs.

    Pale red.
    Nose of PN spice, interest for the wine enhanced by a touch of Brett and careful barrel treatment. Delicate!
    Per os this is one intense and elegant PN of Grand Cru sorts. Fully mature with some more years to go. Intense, elegant and refined. PN spice, strawberries, forest floor, wet autumn leaves and a general mineral component that is enhanced by the vibrancy, yet subdued in its expression. Transparent and behaving almost as a Transformer as it adapted itself to all the courses at absolutely fabulous La Rochelle 'Sanno' tonight.

    Btl signed by Ted Lemon. Perfect HQ cork.

    Wife: 88p ("Best Bgn ever!")

  • rcurlee Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 19, 2014 - Ted Lemon is one of the greatest winemakers in California in my opinion. This Anderson Valley blend is a fantastic introduction to his burgundian style for those that don't know what a marvelous artist he is. This vintage is hitting its stride and still has many years of enjoyment left. Don't expect super bright fruit. Instead enjoy its smooth, lush, and deep richness.

  • JFish wrote:

    December 17, 2010 - Quick TN: Nice but not particularly compelling - some spice and good acidity but the fruit seemed somewhat muted. Outshown by the 2005 Rivers Marie Occidental Vyd. pinot IMO.

  • tanglenet wrote: flawed

    September 4, 2010 - Corked

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 82 (52%)
  • Consumed 76 (48%)

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