Posts Tagged Loring

2002 Loring Pinot Noir, Rosella’s Vineyard, Chalone

Medium cranberry hue. A sweet, sugary nose; the fruit has a raisiny edge to it. Some smoky wood notes. It has a nice, silky mouthfeel. Earthy tannins at the end. This is a really different flavor profile, but enjoyable, nonetheless. Three hours... Read more

2002 Loring Pinot Noir, Brosseau Vineyard, Chalone

Deep cranberry color, with highlights of violet. An acetic whiff blew off with air. Lots of briary, spicy red berry fruits in the nose, with zippy citrus. This is a higher acid, refreshing style of Pinot that cries out to be paired with... Read more

2002 Loring Pinot Noir, Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Deep cranberry hue. In the nose, just a hint of barnyard, followed by massive black cherry fruit, cola, orange zest and notes of vanilla spice. The nose reminds us of Russian River Valley fruit, like from Rochioli a decade ago. A complex and... Read more

2002 Loring Pinot Noir, Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

Medium cranberry hue. Sweet nose of brown sugar, note of bacon fat, vanilla and racy raspberry fruit. As the nose expands, it picks up cinnamon and cocoa. Sleek in the mouth, finishing with sweet echoes of chocolate and earth. Three hours later:... Read more