2015 Laetitia Single Vineyard Les Galets Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc. $60. The name means “Stones” in French. Sourced from low-yielding blocks of modern plantings. Only produced in the most promising vintages. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of purple berry, underbrush and barrel are muted. Mid weight flavors of blackberry and boysenberry with a thread of oak in the background. Very lacy and silky, with spot-on balance, but the fruit flavor is a bit flat and infused with a conflagrant taste that is unusual and persists even over a day’s time of tasting. This wine is not up to its usual excellence in this vintage. Score: 89. Reviewed January 20, 2018

Winery: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Other Wines