2015 Loring Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vd
92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): "A classic expression of this site in the Sta. Rita Hills, the spice-filled 2015 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard is medium-bodied and seamless on the palate, with a complete, balanced feel and tons of red plums, spice, crushed berry fruit and floral characteristics. It will easily be an outstanding Pinot Noir and have upwards of a decade of longevity. (Sep 2016)"
92 points and 'Very highly recommended,' California Grapevine: "[$54 list] Medium-light to medium ruby; attractive, deep, spicy, fragrant, earthy, raspberry and dark cherry fruit aroma with hints of cola and forest floor; medium to mediumfull body; rich, fleshy, red and dark fruit flavors with good depth and concentration, bright acidity, and a silky mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Best to age for another year or two. 14.8% alcohol; 150 cases; released February 2017. (Feb 2017)"
92 pointsPinotFile: "[$54 list] 14.8% alc., pH 3.56, 150 cases, screwcap. Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, spice rub, potpourri and nutty oak give way in the mouth to a heady core of black cherry fruit that is framed by nutty oak. The velvety texture is quite seductive and the overall balance is commendable. Drinks well now but balance predicts good age ability. (10/10/16)"
91 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Here too there is a whiff of menthol to more reserved nose that grudgingly exhibits notes of red cherry, plum, sandalwood and a floral nuance. The round and beautifully textured flavors possess a refined, indeed even satiny, mouth feel that continues onto the sappy, persistent and well-balanced finish. This is really lovely as it offers the unusual attributes of early accessibility allied with 6 to 8 years of upside development potential. Drink: 2022+. (Jun 2017)"
USA, California, Sta. Rita Hills
100% Pinot Noir
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