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2013 Loring Rosella's Pinot NoirPinot Noir from United States

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Brian Loring's wines have been gaining in elegance for the last few years, mainly because he has reduced his use of new oak to an average of about 25% across the board. A big r...

  • 92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 90 Wine Spectator
  • 88-90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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92

Deep, vivid red. Sexy, spice-laced raspberry, cherry and floral pastille scents show very good clarity and pick up a smoky element with aeration. Silky and broad on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors that tighten up on the back half. Takes a turn to darker berries on the finish, which features gentle tannins and a resounding echo of candied rose.

90 Wine Spectator

Alluring, with a supple core of blueberry, plum and raspberry flavors. Stays true to form throughout, ending with a pleasing push of ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2021. 400 cases made.

88-90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Juicy and lively, with notions of raspberry, flower blossom, cotton candy and spice, Loring's 2013 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is medium-bodied, juicy and lively on the palate, with a plenty of texture. It too has an upfront, supple and forward style that will be ideal for drinking in its first 3-4 years.

Product Description:

Brian Loring's wines have been gaining in elegance for the last few years, mainly because he has reduced his use of new oak to an average of about 25% across the board. A big reason for that approach is the fact that many of the vineyards he works with (and his sourcing has been very consistent since his first commercial vintage in 2000) now have mature vines and "bring their own structure." He believes that this makes the tannins delivered by new oak not only less necessary "but a distraction from the fruit, and fruit is what my wines are all about." So fans of Loring's full-throttle, fruit-driven style needn't worry that he's made a dramatic 180-degree turnaround from the kind of wines that made the winery successful." Nor has he altered his goal of making wines that drink best on the young side, although he does believe that they also have the depth of fruit to ensure that "they don't fall apart after just a few years."

Product Detail

Item # 103355
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Central Coast
Ratings

92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

90 - Wine Spectator

88-90 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato