10 Loring Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir ($35) ☺☺☺☺

I have been a fan of the Loring wines for some time. This Rosellas vineyard wine is, for me, one of their finest for a long time. The initial nose of powerful red fruit with a mineral undertone. On decanting this opens up to include ripe bing cherries and a hint of cocoa. We decanted this through one of the Vinturi breathers and left if for about an hour and it paid dividends. The tannins were lush, balanced and blended into the fruit is a wonderful burst of flavors. I would doubt if you could find a wine at this price point giving such great overall taste. 4 smiley faces indeed.

© John Holmes 2014