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Vineyard: Russell Family

AppellationPaso Robles
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Loring Wine Company Russell Family Vineyard Paso Robles Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.59, 200 cases, $50, screwcap. Released February 2015. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is rather shy, offering demure aromas of bramble, smoky oak and dark berry jam. Much more inviting on the palate, with mid weight plus flavors of black raspberry, blackberry and black plum, with a touch of anise and earthiness. A richly fruited wine with firm tannins, but easy to like, with a very long and fruit-driven finish. About the same the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, again showing impressive finishing intensity. Score: 91. Reviewed March 16, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Loring Wine Company Russell Family Vineyard Paso Robles Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., $50, screwcap. · Very dark purple color in the glass. Aromas of black raspberry, black currant, tar, cigar box and clay loam. Full-bodied with a load of very ripe, dark berry fruit. Big, big, big, almost syrupy with a velvety presence and a charge of oak on the finish. A brute of a Pinot Noir that lacks appeal. Score: 85. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Loring Wine Company Russell Family Vineyard Paso Robles Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 175 cases, $40. The grapes come from a cool and westerly vineyard. · This wine has an arsenal of red cherry and earthy aromas and flavors with noticeable oak in the background throughout. The texture is soft and sexy. There are moderate tannins on the long finish which smooth out with a couple hours of air time. Reviewed May 7, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »