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.
Bright red color and deep cherry fruit with a little strawberry. Not overly plush, but still pleasant across the tongue. Almost had to think about the oak to notice it, but enough there to do its job and build some structure and a nice finish. This is a good example of what I like about the CA style of Pinot without pushing the experience over the top.
This wine has the DNA of a Loring Pinot. Mouth coating with rich cherry fruit like a cherry pie, bolder spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper and a bit of smoke meat. Nice lush medium length finish.
Popped and poured. Paler red/purple in the glass than many other Loring PNs. Softer bouquet as well. All light red fruits to match the lighter body. Strawberries predominantly that give way to a sweet but not syrupy finish.
My adoration for Loring wines has become erratic. I now look at many of the bottles of Loring in my cellar with disdain. This bottle has brought me back. It is not a 100, but it is balanced and holds up well. It is not the fruit bomb that I have started to dread. I have many different vineyards from Loring. Maybe the Graham Family is why I started collect this vineyard originally.
don't blindfold yourself or you'll think you're drinking a zin. a bit too overthetop jammy even for a boozy-pinot loving fellow like myself. Like rosellas better. very velvety, opens right up, made mama happy.
Incredible example of Cali pinot in the new world style. Silky smooth red fruit. Super long finish, soft but present tannins. Definitely not Burgundian at nearly 15% abv but an awesome wine and a must-try if you enjoy that style.
Opened bottle 1 hour and served with a slight chill (55 to 60 degrees). Bright cherry / black cherry with some nice earthy undertones - but fruit is primary focus now. Similar flavor profile on palate with some baking spices noticeable on the finish. High acids provided balance to the rich fruit and full body. Great with Shrimp and Grits. Wife & sister-in-law enjoyed. Would buy again. 92+
Yup! Killer wine here. Plum purple in color with aromas of plum, violets, mild spice, minerals and freshly shaved oak. Medium on the tongue with a kiss of acidity that digs through this fruit forward style. Superb balance with succulent fruit. Flavors of plum, black cherry, caramel, and cranberry run rampant with a touch of crushed stone and cassis. I love the use of oak on this. Incredible wine! Just delicious. Give her an hour to open and shes all yours.