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Lafond Pinot Noir 2008Lafond Pinot Noir 2008
mb9393314$7.05
Size: 750ml.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Country: USA
Region: California
Sub-Region: Santa Rita Hills
Producer: Lafond

W&S 89


A tremendous amount of effort has gone into fine tuning the vineyard to coax this fickle grape into producing the exotic, elusive flavors only pampered Pinot Noir will reveal. Bruce chose 8 clones from 15 vineyard lots picked at ripeness over a four week period. The wine was aged in French oak from Burgundy (18% new oak). The nose has an earthy presence, with damp soil and nutmeg that accent tangy strawberry fruit. Frost damage affected yields, leading to a tremendous dark berry fruit concentration that adds weight to the red fruit vibrancy. This Pinot Noir took Gold medals at both the Los Angeles International Wine Competition and the Riverside International Wine Competition. The complexity of flavor makes for a classic match with grilled salmon or mushrooms

Reviews:

"This has the bold spice of a ripe Santa Rita Hills pinot, with powerful black raspberry flavors and light, sandy-textured tannin. Though relatively soft on acidity, it finishes cool and clea" -Rated 89, Wine and Spirits Magazine