Laetitia Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Resevre Du Domaine, 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. This is their top Pinot Noir made from a selection of the best grapes from their 400 acres. Grapes for this Reserve are 100% destemmed, no whole clusters. The fruit received a 3-day cold soak and a quick fermentation lasting 4 days keeping with their philosophy of minimal intervention winemaking. The wine was aged for 11 months in a combination of François Frères and Rousseau French oak Barrels, with 40% new oak. This Pinot Noir shows deep garnet color and initial aromas of cherry cola and Shiitake mushroom, the Reserve Pinot Noir is known for its silken texture and seamless integration of fine-grain tannin, complexity and balance. Expect crushed red raspberry and cherry flavors on the palate complimented by elements of soy, sweet smoke and savory herbs. On Sale!!