Red

2008 Littorai Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2011 - 2012
CT88.7 24 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • tlinch wrote: (90 points)

    January 9, 2014 - Color is a purple-cranberry that fades nicely to a colorless rim.
    Nose is expressive right from the start with Jolly Rancher Strawberry candy, faint compost, earthiness, oak and a hint of tar/macadam.
    Palate really shines with acid and bright red sweet berries, almond wood, red flowers, bit of cough syrup without any viscousness - really the acid is the star; just allows the brightness to almost explode on the palate while not being detracting.
    Finish rides nicely with dark red berries, funkiness, acid and oak.
    Missing depth (but that is expected) and complexity on the palate (also expected). Drink now through 2015.

  • will2wine wrote: (88 points)

    June 13, 2012 - An impressive feat of winemaking given the difficult vintage. Makes up for a dearth of ripe fruit with an earthy texture and fine balance.

  • bundydavis wrote: (92 points)

    May 4, 2012 - 45 minute decant and this was just a beautiful pinot. Light, but still had a lot of fruit. Would definitely buy more.

  • shaian wrote: (82 points)

    November 28, 2011 - Bottle variation? I tried the same 4 mon ago and was good on both nose & palate. This bottle was too light and no characters found at all until the end. I was disappointed and other people as well. Has it JUST past its peak???
    Not worthy of $34.99. Well,,, It's almost the same as $9.99 NV(?) or wheretever-where vintage's pinot water for me.

  • Muscadine wrote: (88 points)

    August 26, 2011 - Nice and smooth. Took a bit to open and we were worried it had gone way down hill. Prob. past it's prime, but still not bad

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/8/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Littorai Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Dark cherry red color and clear meniscus; poised, tart cherry, ripe rhubarb nose; tasty, tart cherry, rhubarb, cinnamon and cola palate with good acidity; medium finish (double decanted)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/25/2009 (link) 90 points

    (Littorai Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Tart cherry, red fruit nose; cherry, cola, black cherry palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/23/2009 (link) 89 points

    (Littorai Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Cherry, sandalwood nose; light bodied, cherry palate; short-medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Littorai
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 69 (39%)
  • Consumed 106 (61%)

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