Loring Wine Co. 2019 Peake Ranch Pinot Noir

$ 49.99 $ 54.99
94pts Wine Enthusiast

Brian Loring crafted just 200 cases of this exquisite Pinot Noir from the Peake Ranch Vineyard. Located on the eastern end of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The plantings include seven different clones of Pinot Noir, and are all along a hill that covers most of the ranch, exposing the vines to the cool air that comes off the Pacific and into the Santa Ynez Valley. The combination of North, South, East and West facing slopes coupled with the exposure to varying degrees of the cool wind give the vineyard a diversity of fruit flavor profiles that is unique for a ranch of its size.

"Quite jubilant on the nose, this single-vineyard expression pops with tangy cherry and raspberry-jam aromas, as fennel pollen and star anise add spice tones. That spice rack explodes on the palate, where cardamom and anise integrate into wild strawberry and plum flavors, with lavender and hibiscus lift on the finish. - Wine Enthusiast"