2013 Laetitia Single Vineyard La Coupelle Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.72, TA 0.59, 209 cases, $60. Harvest Brix 27.6ยบ. 80% Dijon 667 and 20% Dijon 459. 5-day cold soak, whole berry fermented in small open top fermenters. Aged 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas of plum, blackberry, spice and vanilla leap from the glass initially. Soft in the mouth with a touch of smoky oak and dark chocolate accenting the mid weight plus core of ripe dark fruits. The tannins are harmonious, and the finish is generously endowed with fruit. Still young, and a bit monotone, but very promising. Score: 92. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
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