Loring Wine Co. 2015 Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir
Somewhat unique for us, the 2015 is more about elegance and prettiness than bold power. It shows the traditional spicy plum, dark raspberry, and baking spice on the nose. And those flavors carry through to the deep, rich, concentrated flavors. But the wine has a very soft, supple, velvety, sexy mouthfeel. Just a really beautiful, pretty wine.
92 - 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): A classic expression of this site in the Sta. Rita Hills, the spice-filled 2015 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard is medium-bodied and seamless on the palate, with a complete, balanced feel and tons of red plums, spice, crushed berry fruit and floral characteristics. It will easily be an outstanding Pinot Noir and have upwards of a decade of longevity.