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Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir Durell Vineyard 750 2011
Sku: 93061

LORING VINEYARDS 2011 LORING PINOT NOIR DURELL "Supple and understated, with ripe plum, blueberry, subtle cedar, floral and spice notes, culminating ...more

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. 57.99
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Wine Spectator 89 points - Sweet dried cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco emerge from the glass in the 2011 Pinot Noir Durell Vineyard. This is a distinctly earthy style for Loring. The mid-palate pliancy typical of the Loring style is there, but in a more reserved, understated manner than is typically the case. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016.

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LORING VINEYARDS 2011 LORING PINOT NOIR DURELL "Supple and understated, with ripe plum, blueberry, subtle cedar, floral and spice notes, culminating in a persistent finish that echoes the berry flavors. Drink now through 2019." Jim Laube Wine Spectator 89 points

My name is Brian Loring and my obsession is Pinot Noir. OK, I'm also pretty crazy about Champagne, but that's another story. While in college, I worked at a wine shop in Hollywood (Victor's), where one of the owners was a Burgundy fanatic. So, my very first experiences with Pinot Noir were from producers like Domaine Dujac, Henri Jayer, and DRC. Needless to say, I found subsequent tasting safaris into the domestic Pinot Noir jungle less than satisfying. It wasnít until I literally stumbled into Calera (I tripped over a case of their wine in the store room) that I found a California Pinot Noir that I could love. But it would be quite a while before I found someone else that lived up to the standard that Josh Jensen had established. I eventually came to understand and enjoy Pinots from Williams Selyem, Chalone, and Sanford, but I really got excited about California Pinot Noir when I met Norm Beko from Cottonwood Canyon at an Orange County Wine Society tasting. Iíd made about 3 trips around the booths at the tasting without finding a single good Pinot Noir. So, being the open minded person that I am (remember I passed him up 3 times), I stopped at the Cottonwood booth. I was BLOWN away by Normís 1990 Santa Maria Pinot Noir. After a few years of attending every Cottonwood event and asking Norm 10,000 questions about winemaking, he offered to let come learn the process during the '97 crush. I checked sugar levels, picked, crushed, punched down, pressed, filled barrels, and generally moved a bunch of stuff around with fork lifts and pallet jacks! It was the time of my life... I was totally hooked. And even though I hadn't planned it, I ended up making two barrels of Pinot Noir. That was the start of the Loring Wine Company. What had started out as a dream 15 years earlier was now a reality - I was a winemaker!

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