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2017 Littorai Thieriot Vineyard Pinot Noir

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June 16, 2024 - $76



96James Suckling

Impressively fresh and attractively fragrant aromas of fine-ground spice with bright, light red cherries and blueberries. Hints of charcuterie, earth and dried brown mushroom here, too. The palate is smoothly resolved and has a super fresh, succulent and lively feel with a very vibrant core of rich, red and dark cherries. Great volume and depth, really filling the finish.

95Vinous / IWC

All of the natural energy and tension of this site is pushed forward, while the aromatics and fruit are very much in the background.



Littorai was founded in 1993 by Heidi and Ted Lemon in western Sonoma County. Ted Lemon earned an enology degree from the Universite de Dijon and worked at prestigious wineries in Burgundy in the early 1980s. In California he was founding winemaker at Chateau Woltner on Howell Mountain. Littorai makes Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. It also makes Chardonnays.


United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


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.