Laetitia Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley
The Laetitia Estate Vineyards were first planted in 1982 when French viticulturists found ideal growing conditions in the Arroyo Grande Valley for producing wines of similar character to those of their homeland in Epernay, France. Nineteen years later, the property was acquired by Selim Zilkha, founder of a successful wind power development company and champion of environmental sustainability. Between his qualifications in renewable energy solutions and his passion for the pleasures of the harvest, Selim has developed Laetitia into the home of some of California's highest quality, sustainably-produced wines. All of the grapes used in this wine are estate grown, 100% Pinot Noir. This 2012 received widespread praise including 91 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine who said "Quite ripe raspberry juice, cola, roses and violet candy shows on the nose of this wine from the veteran producer along Highway 101 in southern San Luis Obispo County. The palate offers root beer, cola, cream soda, chocolate-covered cherries and cappuccino elements."