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La Follette North Coast Pinot Noir 2012

    750ML / 13.5% ABV
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    750ML / 13.5% ABV

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    The La Follette North Coast Pinot Noir greets with a symphony of red fruit aromatics, complimented by notes of forest floor and cinnamon bark. With time in the glass, raspberry and rose petals emerge. From the start, the wine caresses the palate, balanced by fruity acidity and supple tannins. The creamy mouthfeel speaks to the slow and steady secondary fermentation in the barrel. The finish is marked by pomegranate fruit/tannin balance. A complete and palate-pleasing rendition of coastal Pinot Noir.

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    La Follette is a boutique Sonoma County winery intensely focused on crafting wines that offer benchmark expression of vineyard site and appellation. Led by winemaker Greg La Follette, the portfolio of small lot Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases offer a sensory tour of terroir of some of the most expressive and interesting vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino County.
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    Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.

    Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.

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    Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

    MNS45803121_2012 Item# 128332

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