2005 Longoria Fe Ciega Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

770 cases, $48. Rick believes in a diversity of clones and planted Pommard, 115, and 667 here in 1997. · The nose is rich and flamboyant with attractive toast, spice and dark cherry aromas. There is a nice follow through with dusty tannins and a touch of herbalness and oak on the finish. This vineyard produces concentrated fruit, and this wine has what the French call croquent, a concentrated core of flavor much like a crunchy hard candy. Reviewed July 23, 2007

Winery: Longoria Wines
From article: Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire