Lolita Ranch Pinot Noir 2012

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

92

Review

Bright red.  Intense red fruit and blood orange scents are underscored by dusty mineral and spice notes.  On the palate, taut redcurrant, strawberry and raspberry favors gain sweetness and flesh with aeration.  Sexy oak spices build on the finish, which features silky tannins and an echo of fresh red berries.  There's 70% new oak here and it expresses itself by spiciness, not vanilla or mocha.