Monday, February 12, 2007

Loring Wine Company Gary's Vineyard 2004 Pinot Noir

Yet another great Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir...
Tonight we opened the Loring Wine Company Gary's Vineyard 2004 Pinot Noir.
Independent software contractor by day and winemaker by night, Brian Loring is a Pinot freak who made his first two barrels of Pinot Noir 1997 as a "crush apprentice" at Cottonwood Canyon, and on that way it is. He now produces around 3000 cases per year, concentrating 100% on the Pinot Noir grape. He purchases grapes from growers from different areas and therefore makes different style Pinots.
The 2004 Gary's Vineyard has a dark, bright red color in the glass. Some muskiness on the initial nose, rolls over into red cherry and raspberry with a floral note. On the palate ripe red cherries and berries with slight spice and round, full tannins that ends in a lingering finish.
This is a beautiful wine that I want more of and I know where to find it. Either at or from $42.

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