2015 Laetitia Single Vineyard La Colline Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $60. Name means “The Hillside” in French. Sourced from low-yielding blocks in the heart of the Laetitia estate vineyard. Only produced in exceptional vintages. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Nicely appointed aromas of cherry reduction sauce, rose petal, pomegranate and terra cotta. Light to mid weight cherry core with a subtle smoky note in the background. Inviting juiciness and balanced fine-grain tannins, finishing a bit flat and short. The aromatics are the most appealing feature of this wine at this stage. I have had much better examples of this wine in previous vintages. Score: 89. Reviewed January 20, 2018

Winery: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
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