VOLUME 10, ISSUE 2
December 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
2014 Pinot Noir All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Chardonnay All-Americans 2014 California & Oregon Value Priced Chardonnay All-Americans First Encounters of Noteworthy Pinot Noir Producers in 2014 Winery of Year: White Rose Estate Best Wine Quotes of 2014 Happy Holidays!
Young Justin Lattanzio left the East Coast in 1996 and seven years later began his career as a cellar rat at the Copain custom crush facility in Santa Rosa. It was here that he developed a passion for Pinot Noir and Syrah. Subsequently, he worked with renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett at the new Revana Family Vineyard in the Napa Valley. He know devotes all of his time to making wine for his namesake Lattanzio Wines at Vinify in Santa Rosa.
A single Pinot Noir from the W.E. Bottoms Vineyard in the Russian River Valley is currently available (2006 release). 230 cases produced. The wine is available from the website and through a mailing list.
Articles About Lattanzio
2012 California Pinot Noir All-Americans Honorable Mention (9.17 12/26/2012)
2012 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans (9.17 12/26/2012)
Mendocino Ridge: California’s Best Kept Secret Source of Spectacular Wines (9.8 6/24/2012)
Part IV: Tasting Pinot Noir from the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA (9.28 8/14/2013)
2009 Lattanzio Wines Manchester Ridge Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $35. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Subdued aromas of pleasing dark cherries, dry leaf and oak. Creamy and fullflavored on the palate with a delicious core of perfectly ripened black cherries framed by the slightest hint of oak. Nicely balanced with lively acidity and ripe tannins, finishing with aromatic persistence. Still great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
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