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2010 Loos Family Bohemian Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 50 cases, pH 3.70, TA 0.71, $44. Release date April 2012. Only produced in selected vintages. Vineyard is 7 acres in Freestone planted on Goldridge loam soil. Yields were 2 tons per acre. Clones 115, 667,777 and Pommard. 9-day cold soak with manual punch downs. Wild and inoculated yeasts. Aged in 50% new and 50% neutral French Francois Fréres and Remond Allier oak barrels. Winemakers are Adam Smith and Brad Loos. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Enticing perfume of red cherries, red plums, hay and dried herbs. Lighter weighted on the palate, but flavorful, featuring red cherries and berries accented by savory herbs. The wine has a unique flavor that distinguishes it from mainstream Pinot Noirs. The tannins are supple and the whole package is well composed. Still solid two days later from a previously opened and re-corked bottle indicating age ability. Very good. Source: brad@loosfamilywinery.com or 408-799-5938. Reviewed February 22, 2012

Winery: Loos Family Winery
From article: Sips of California Pinot Noir