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2017 Littorai Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir

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May 12, 2024 - $81



94The Wine Advocate

...citrus peel, bergamot, rhubarb, strawberry preserves and crushed red and black cherries with notes of spiced blackberry, smoke, saline, cured meats and amaro. Light to medium-bodied, it offers layered intensity with a firm supporting frame and well-woven freshness on the very long finish.

94James Suckling

Attractively expansive aromas here, offering ripe red to dark cherries with a gently stony edge. Fresh pastry and forest wood, too. The palate has a very succulent core of raspberries and red cherries, nicely enveloped by the tannins. Very plush, persistent finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...exudes power and depth. A backbone of tannin give the Cerise its distinctive shape along with a good kick of energy. Ample and large in feel, the Cerise is a big, bold Pinot. Dark fruit, menthol, licorice and grilled herb notes add to an impression of brooding, virile intensity.

17Jancis Robinson

Subtle, intense, rather dry, herbal nose... Great balance and personality. Wild vegetation in this one. Forest floor notes... Very refreshing.


United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.


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.