2012 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
Drink between 2014 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 28, 2019 - Prior bottle was almost exactly a year ago and my notes remain generally consistent (thank you screwcap). Black raspberry and earth on the nose along with red cherry hints behind. Remains just slightly over medium bodied due to both weight and ABV. Same mix of black cherry and black raspberry both upfront and through the middle. Feels a touch more integrated than previously as the fruit slowly comes into balance. Tart black cherry and blackberry on the backside along with integrated spices and balanced tannins. Mineral, spice and light earth notes on the finish. Under screwcap, this wine evolves slowly, but it is clearly coming coming together as the fruit-forward qualities are integrating with the spices, tannins and tart notes to create a more balanced and complete wine. Essentially the pieces are roughly the same, they simply fit together a bit better than before. This can be a polarizing style of pinot, but if you enjoy straight up fruit expression, this is certainly a good choice. Due to screwcap, no worries about this fading in the short term and should be able to continue to evolve along these lines (slowly) at least over the next 2-3 years.

  • AllRed wrote: 88 points

    September 21, 2018 - Filling in w/the Friday Brown Bag Group (Ron's): Double blind. Aromas of cherry and spice follow through on the palate. On the simple side compared to others in the flight. Nice fruit and perfume. A bit bigger than the previous wines; stands out as a little riper as well. Lots of warm spice/holiday spice on the palate. Medium(-) finish. 88+ pts.

  • Wine_in_HD wrote: 94 points

    July 26, 2018 - Delicious wine and a great value.

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 1, 2018 - Prior bottle was almost a year ago and this wine continues to evolve positively. Red cherry, black raspberry and earth notes on the nose. More medium bodied this time with black cherry and then lots of black raspberry upfront. Mid-body is beautifully rounded and open, showing excellent integration as compared to prior bottle. There's still a nice touch of tartness/acidity towards the back as well for contrast. Mid-body shows black raspberry and blackberry while finish shows tart black cherry, nicely integrated spices and mineral qualities. I remember how fruit forward my initial bottle were and how noticeable the spices and acidity were. Time has been a great friend to this wine. It still has beautiful fruit, but now, much more in balance with all the other elements. I have one more bottle left and I'm somewhat torn. Given how well this is showing, I'm tempted to include it for November 2018, but the other part of me wants to see how it develops and hold it for end of July 2019. We'll see...

  • Central Coast Wino wrote: 92 points

    May 19, 2018 - 92+

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    Santa Lucia Highlands: New Releases (Aug 2015), 8/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Loring Wine Company
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Garys' Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
  • UPC Code 896641002059

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 213 (40%)
  • Consumed 315 (59%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb tajine with dates and butternut squash, Roast chicken

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