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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Hook and Ladder Pinot Noir 2008
Hook and Ladder Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 105550)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Pinot Noir starts with a deep ruby red color, followed by aromas of spicy strawberry and raspberry. The light berry flavor accented with vanilla leads to a crisp finish of lingering cherry. This multi-layered Pinot is lovely and rich; able to be enjoyed with a meal or on its own.
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About Hook and Ladder:

Hook and Ladder was started by Cecil De Loach in 2004 after he sold De Loach vineyards. It would be a smaller project that would allow him to showcase the best of his Russian River Valley estate vineyards. Over the years, Cecil and Christine's family have joined the effort. His oldest grandson, Jason De Loach, is Hook & Ladder’s winemaker; son Michael De Loach serves as President and CEO, while grandson Joshua De Loach works on the winery’s Sales team. When not directing the progress of Hook & Ladder, Cecil is likely indulging his love of fishing, history books, or cooking for a large group, a talent he perfected during sixteen years of cooking for hungry firemen.

On 375 acres situated in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, our vineyards produce cool climate grapes widely recognized as some of the finest in the world. Grape growers of the early 1900's recognized the sites of our vineyards as being uniquely suited for wine grape growing. Building on their knowledge and experience, we have matched the soil and climate of each parcel with the varietals most likely to achieve its full potential.