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2017 Littorai Mays Canyon Pinot Noir

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April 28, 2024 - $91



96James Suckling

Striking fruit character with vibrant, attractive aromas of pomegranate and blood-orange peel, as well as light wild red cherries. The palate has such sweet, vibrant fruit and fine, crisp and lively tannin.

93Vinous / IWC

...gorgeous, captivating wine with exotic aromatic presence and striking layers of complexity. Dark cherry, lavender, spice, truffle and mint soar out of the glass.

92The Wine Advocate

...scents of fresh violets, crushed black cherries, citrus peel, oolong tea, autumn leaves and warm earth with rhubarb and raspberry preserves accents...light to medium-bodied with a core of amaro-accented fruits, a tight frame and juicy freshness, finishing long.


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.