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2012 Loring Wine Company Keefer Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir

Producer: Loring Wine Company
Country/Region: United States - California - Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Ratings:
WSWEIWC
909291

Doug Wilder (Purely Domestic Wine Report) 94 Points

"Offers focused black fruits with notes of licorice and florals in the nose. The palate shows excellent balance and finesse with lilac, dark cherry and spice, elegantly proportioned. Riveting wine."

2012 Loring Wine Company Keefer Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2012
Grape Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: Aged 10 months in French (25% new)
Serving Temp: 60 degrees Farenheit°F
Closure: Stelvin(Screwcap)
Residual Sugar: Dry - less than 4 grams/liter
Production: 4,800 bottles

Wine Making Notes:

100% destemmed and crushed. Fermented in small (0.75 ton) fermenters. Three to six day cold soak and then inoculated with Assmanshausen yeast. One punchdown a day (by hand). Pressed directly to barrel. Racked once after ML completed. You've heard the hype... but is 2012 really that good? With regards to Californian Pinot Noir, Jim Laube's comment in the Feb 28, 2013 Wine Spectator was: "The 2012 vintage should be stunning, perhaps the best yet." But is Jim right? In a word: YES! So far, based on how the fruit looked when it came in from the vineyards and from how the wines taste in barrel, I think it's safe to say that 2012 will easily be considered one of the best vintages for Cali Pinot - if not (as Jim says) The Best Ever. Near perfect weather and decent yields combined to create both great wines and reasonable supply. We haven't seen that combination since 2009, which is the vintage I think the 2012s will most resemble. And if you remember our 2009s, that's definitely a very good thing. And we're another year better at doing what we do. So it's not a stretch to say Best Ever for 2012 this early in the game.


Pairings:

All meats, ranging from salmon, Ahi Tuna, pork, and duck, to heartier fare such as beef and lamb.

Product Formats:

Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SRP/Unit
750ml 12 Glass 8 96641 00202 8 $55.00