2017 Loring Pinot Noir ‘Santa Lucia Highlands’
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
AVA: Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyards: Rosella's, Sierra Mar, Boekenoogen, Rancho La Viña
Clones: Pisoni, 115, 667, 777, 23
Barrel Program: Aged 10 months in French oak (15% new)
Cases Produced: 400
91 points, PinotFile. "Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black fruits and pipe smoke lead to an abundance of dark red and black fruits that caress the palate. Nicely composed with a deft touch of oak and good harmony, finishing with impressive purpose."
90 points, Wine Spectator. "Flavors of mulled berry, Asian spice and dark plum are well-integrated in this rich style. Stone and flint notes show on the lively finish."