Chloe Creek Vineyards

2013 Leras Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Laras Family Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley

Offer Expired:May 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Pastoral romance

Today’s Chloe Creek Vineyards 2013 Leras Pinot Noir is an incredible recent release. Many wineries are already releasing their 2014 Pinots. Chloe Creek held their wine back until it was ready. And wow, is it ready. This wine is silky, complex and delicious.

Fruit from the Leras Family Vineyard can be found in wines from Papapietro Perry, B.R. Cohn and george wine company. If you are lucky enough to have tasted the george Pinot Noir, you paid as much as $125 for the honor. Leras Vineyard Pinots from the other wineries cost $60. Today’s wine is yours for a fraction of the price.

We’re absolutely crazy about today’s wine and we recommend that you stock up.

92-94 Points - “Chloe Creek has established a track record for pinot noirs of top quality, and the 2013 is no exception. This lovely dark maroon-hued example oozes ripe black fruits, especially cranberry and black cherry, with a hint of raspberry. Surprisingly redolent for such a young wine. On the palate, the wine is spicy and juicy, very friendly and more forward in youth than its predecessors. Black raspberry nuances emerge and intensify with breathing. I would love to see this beauty in about five years, when greater maturity will add complexity to the layers of fruit already present. The best effort yet for owners Bill and Kim Comiskey and winemaker Dan Fitzgerald.” - Terry Robards, Wine Critic and Author

Tasting Profile

Look:

Perfect light ruby red with brilliant pink edges and a slightly darker core.

Smell:

Lush and full on the nose with balanced aromas of fruit and earth. Cherry, plum, dried cranberry and raspberry meld with forest floor, cocoa dust, dried wild mushroom and sweet spice.

Taste:

Soft and bright, but packed with flavors that very closely mimic the nose, with added subtle oak and the slightest hint of white pepper.

Finish:

Exceedingly long. Fruits give way to earthiness. White pepper at the tail end encourages the next sip.

Pairing:

You know what would be amazing with this wine? A fennel-garlic pork roast with Mediterranean spices!

What the Winery Says

Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vines
20 years average, pioneer soil, irrigated
Clones
Dijon 828, 667, 777, Pommard
Yield
3 tons per acre average
Harvest Date
September 10, 2013
Cases produced
220
Winemaker
Dan Fitzgerald
Brix at Harvest
22.7°
T.A.
.65g/100ml
pH
3.63
Alcohol
14.1%
Cooperage
11 months French Oak, 25% new
Bottled
August 2014
Release Date
February 2015

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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