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La Follette Pinot Noir Sun Chase 2017

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CWA

RP94+

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $50.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

94+ Points | RP
“Medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard has a wonderfully layered nose of red cherry, blackberry pie, grated nutmeg, smoked meats, violets and savory herbs. Medium-bodied, it's got wonderfully intense spiced fruits in the mouth, a firm frame of grainy tannins and a very long, nuanced finish. Yum! Give this an hour or two in the decanter.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Winery Notes: “The first impression is the alluring color of red/violet implying freshness and concentration. The aromatics are intensely pure and red-fruit driven with pleasant toasty oak layers. Anchoring the flavors is a mélange of bright fruit, raspberry, rhubarb, brambleberry, cherry compote, cherry pie as well as baking spices, a subtle smoked meat essence and a whisper of dried spearmint. This is a plump, juicy wine with depth of texture and a lively acidity. The tactile, grippy tannins make it mouthwatering and seductive. A most ageworthy wine - five to seven years (2024-2026) and maybe longer but who can wait?

Enjoyable on its own or try with thick cut chops, roasted turkey with cranberries, slow-roasted king salmon with cherry tomatoes, your mother's favorite meatloaf recipe, or Cowgirl Creamery's Pierce Pt cheese.”
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

94+ Points | RP
“Medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard has a wonderfully layered nose of red cherry, blackberry pie, grated nutmeg, smoked meats, violets and savory herbs. Medium-bodied, it's got wonderfully intense spiced fruits in the mouth, a firm frame of grainy tannins and a very long, nuanced finish. Yum! Give this an hour or two in the decanter.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Winery Notes: “The first impression is the alluring color of red/violet implying freshness and concentration. The aromatics are intensely pure and red-fruit driven with pleasant toasty oak layers. Anchoring the flavors is a mélange of bright fruit, raspberry, rhubarb, brambleberry, cherry compote, cherry pie as well as baking spices, a subtle smoked meat essence and a whisper of dried spearmint. This is a plump, juicy wine with depth of texture and a lively acidity. The tactile, grippy tannins make it mouthwatering and seductive. A most ageworthy wine - five to seven years (2024-2026) and maybe longer but who can wait?

Enjoyable on its own or try with thick cut chops, roasted turkey with cranberries, slow-roasted king salmon with cherry tomatoes, your mother's favorite meatloaf recipe, or Cowgirl Creamery's Pierce Pt cheese.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery La Follette

Vineyard Designate Sun Chase

AVA Sonoma Mountain

Region Sonoma Coast