Posts Tagged Laetitia

Laetitia Winery Begins Celebration of 30th Harvest

By Glen Frederiksen Whenever I am on California’s Central Coast, there is one place I have to go to satisfy my taste for bubbly – Laetitia Vineyard and Winery. Laetitia Winery tasting room Over the years, this property has expanded... Read more

2011 Nadia Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara County

By Laetitia. Translucent dark ruby color. In the nose, high-toned mint/menthol and bell pepper are joined by a sleek minerality and ample red fruits. This is very smooth for a young Cabernet Sauvignon. The tannins are fine-grained and unobtrusive.... Read more

2010 Laetitia Les Galets Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley

Translucent ruby color. There is a slightly sour edge to the candied berry and cherry fruit in the nose. Additional notes of herbs, earth, and minerals add complexity. The sourness disappears on the palate, where the wine has a supple presentation.... Read more

2010 Laetitia La Colline Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley

Transparent light crimson color with orange and coral glints. Classic aromas of dark cherry and berry fruit are nicely shaded by clove and cinnamon spice from French oak barrel aging. Lithe and feminine in the mouth, showing a dusting of earth at... Read more

2011 Laetitia Reserve du Domaine Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley

A near-translucent light ruby/coral color. The attractive nose pumps enticing aromas of baked cherry pie from the glass. Sleek and feminine upon entry to the palate, it picks up some earthy bass notes as it spreads out. This could easily be mistaken... Read more

2012 Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley

In the glass, the wine is a transparent light ruby/coral in hue. Pretty perfumed aromas or red berries and cherries jump from the glass, followed by light cinnamon, clove, and cola. It is supple and feminine in the mouth, showing just a bit of grip... Read more

2012 Laetitia Estate Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley

Clear, bright straw color. Initial forward scents of clove, cinnamon, and vanilla frame ripe apple and white peach fruit. Supple in the mouth, with a persistent finish that echoes the cream, plump fruit, and baking spices. This is a solid California... Read more

2009 Laetitia Brut Rosé, Arroyo Grande Valley

The color is a pale bronzed orange, showing a persistent thread of medium-bead bubbles. Deep aromas of toast, terroir, and fleshy cherry fruit lead to a creamy, mouth-filling impression on the palate. Plump and lush for a sparkling wine, it... Read more

NV Laetitia Brut Cuvée, Arroyo Grande Valley

Medium straw color with glints of bronze. It sports a persistent mousse with medium to fine bubbles. The forward nose shows lots of toast and yeast, followed by honey-kissed citrus. On the palate, the honeyed lemon is joined by some cherry and apple... Read more

August 7: Laetitia, the Sparkling Jewel of the Central Coast

By Glen Frederiksen Three decades ago, in 1982, the French Champagne house Deutz planted the first vineyards on the Laetitia estate property, and began producing sparkling wine under the name of Maison Deutz. The property went through a few... Read more