2016 Loring Pinot Noir 'Kessler-Haak Vineyard'
Sta. Rita Hills, California
Kessler-Haak Vineyard is located in the northern valley of the Sta. Rita Hills next door to Clos Pepe Vineyard. Planted in sandy soils, the fruit is usually very deep, well structured, and shows a lot of depth and baking spice character.
Clones: 113, 667, 777
Barrel Program: Aged 10 Months in French Oak: (15% New)
Cases Produced: 400
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck. "Beautiful, and one of the most classic expressions of Pinot Noir in the Loring lineup. Complex notes of strawberries, cherries, forest floor, spices and hints of earth all emerge from the glass and it's medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant and silky on the palate. It has bright acidity, yet everything is in the right proportions, it has a good mid-palate and a great finish.
91 points, Wine Advocate. "Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Kessler-Haak Vineyard gives a fragrant nose of red roses, kirsch and raspberry pie over hints of underbrush, red plum preserves and spice cake. Medium-bodied, plush, ripe and opulent in the mouth, it has plenty of spicy red berry preserves flavors on offer and a pleasantly chewy finish."