La Follette Sangiacomo Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label
La Follette Sangiacomo Pinot Noir 2008 Front Label

La Follette Sangiacomo Pinot Noir 2008

    750ML / 14.3% ABV
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    750ML / 14.3% ABV

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    Fresh cherry and raspberry aromas play against cedar box and cocoa on the nose. A silky entry leads to a burst of fruity acidity on the palate. This wine has all the dynamism of a complex Pinot Noir. High toned cranberry and hibiscus transition gracefully to forest floor and roasted chestnuts with fine tannins that provide structure to the elegant finish.

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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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    Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.

    Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.

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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.”

    STC676378_2008 Item# 135030

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