2017 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, 115, 667, 777
Barrel Program: Aged 10 Months in French Oak: (15% New)
Cases Produced: 300
93 points, Wine Enthusiast. "Rugged mulberry and wild plum aromas meet with dried sage and dusty soils on the nose of this bottling. The palate is savory with white pepper, Chinese seasoning salts and crushed sesame, which give savory depth to the cooked plum flavors."
92 points, PinotFile. "Dark garnet color in the glass. Brooding aromas of fertile earth and wine cave. A charge of boisterous black raspberry and blackberry fruit greets the palate, fills every nook and cranny in the mouth, and exits with aplomb. Velvety in texture with noticeable, but not intrusive tannins."