2008 Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
Drink between 2010 - 2014 (Edit)
CT90 30 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • timewithwine wrote:

    December 2, 2019 - A wine as outspoken as the vineyard grower with ample teaberry, cloves, cola, deep black cherry and Dr. Pepper. Drink up since the tannins are fully resolved. The acidity remains sharp. This wine stands up well with the duck and (very slight) BBQ sauce on the pizza. Something smokey on the finish makes it an excellent accompaniment to the duck. A heavy cloud of coats the side of the bottle. 14.8% alc. With leftover Thanksgiving smoked duck made into a pizza and cranberries. Recommended.

  • timewithwine wrote:

    June 11, 2018 - Since I just pulled one in the past few weeks, I didn’t take notes on this one other than to say, we very much enjoyed this bottle.

  • timewithwine wrote:

    May 24, 2018 - This is one of the best showings of Cargasacchi Pinot I’ve every had. Loring red - that’s a good thing. Loads of teaberry, cloves, cola, cherry and Dr. Pepper. As I’ve said before, “The palate extracts each and every element of those flavors with distinctness and precision. Big, black cherry joins in. The tannins are fully resolved, but the acidity is sharp. As the wine opens, something herbal (celery?) joins in. There is nothing shy about this wine. It’s wide open from the twist of the top to the final drop.” Particles of sediment along with a cloud coating sediment skin on the bottle. 14.8% alc. With (beef) london broil. Excellent pairing; we enjoyed this quite a lot. Recommended.

  • The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 3, 2017 - Ever so slightly stewed fruit at this point, otherwise, consistent notes.

  • The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 14, 2017 - I have mentioned before that most see Loring wines as those that should be consumed young (including Brian Loring himself). I, on the other hand, have held on to quite a few of the wines, with the expectation that the fruit would eventually die down a bit and reveal the balance that I know must be there. Well, call me a bit of a genius. Nearly a decade out, this still has loads of black cherry fruit, but there is also some depth and intrigue. Still a “big” Pinot lover’s kind of wine, but more mature and restrained. Think mid-twenties instead of high school sophomore.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #63, 2/28/2010 (link)

    (Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vineyard Santa Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Loring Wine Company
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cargasacchi Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 55 (23%)
  • Consumed 181 (77%)

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