Laetitia Les Galets Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$72.99
Item No. 109639
  • red wine
  • WE93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The rocks, indeed, segue perfectly in describing this wine. The nose displays minerality of chalk and wet limestone, with prevalent dark berry aromas and dries black cherry. The palate shows flavors of tobacco and cola spice, with structure of lingering velvet and finishing with a gorgeous floral flavor. This wine is complex as the ancient soils from which it is grown; savor with rich dishes, this wine can handle it!

Critical Acclaim

"Classic Laetitia, dark, dry, full-bodied and richly extracted. The cherry, persimmon and pomegranate fruit is so forward, it tastes sweet, except that the wine finishes fully dry. Acidity is evident, as are grippy tannins, and the fruit and spice finish lasts a long time. An evident ager. Best after 2013.
Cellar Selection"
93 Points

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Siamese - Duluth, MN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/22/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
Big bright floral boquet followed quickly by leather and slight hints of oak. Can't get over the boquet couldnt stop drinking the deep bergundy velvet. Gave 4 stars because tannins were absent but its so bright fruity and smooth at 14.9% alcohol a fun fun compliment with dessert (we had it with a butter cake smothered in salted caramel buttercream frosting) but could imagine it with red meats yummy! Glad I had 2 bottles wish I had bought a few more, maybe a few more years of aging would evolve some tannnins??
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Learn About Laetitia Map ItMap It

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery lies on a hillside within sight of the Pacific Ocean. The sweeping 1,850 acre estate enjoys a host of microclimates enhancing the vineyard's ability to produce a range of Burgundian varietals that express Laetitia's unique terrior. French viticulturists first discovered the property in 1982, investing heavily to develop the estate's potential. Under the new leadership of Selim Zilkha, the winemaking approach combines the celebrated French style and the experience of American Eric Hickey to make a wine that expresses the potential of the winery's coastal vineyards.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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