2016 Loring Pinot Noir 'Sta. Rita Hills'
Sta. Rita Hills, California
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
Vineyards: Rancho La Viña, Kessler-Haak, Clos Pepe, Cargasacchi, Aubaine
Clones: 113, 115, 667, 777
Alcohol: 14.3 %
Barrel Program: Aged 10 Months in French Oak (15% New)
Cases Produced: 900
92 points, Wine Spectator. "Powerful, focused and well-spiced, with flavors of dark cherry and plum that lengthen out nicely. Pastry notes linger mid-palate, leading to a finish of cola nut and chocolate nib accents."
91 points, Jeb Dunnuck. "It offers rock solid, even exotic, notes of pomegranates, spice, dusty earth and dried orange rind which give way to a medium-bodied, lively, beautifully balanced Pinot Noir that has bright acidity, solid mid-palate depth, and a great finish."