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Vineyard: Mays Canyon

AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2008 Littorai Mays Canyon Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $65. · Moderately dark reddish-purple robe. Very expressive forward nose that is constantly changing in the glass offering scents of spiced Bing cherries, alpine strawberries, cola, mocha and toast. Crisp and delicious on the palate featuring darker red cherries and berries with just the right amount of oak and spice in the background. A cherry delight on the bright finish. A kick-ass Pinot that displays the typically luscious Russian River fruit beautifully. Can drink it now, but will further reward patience. Flat-out great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed December 14, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Littorai Mays Canyon Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $65. · Darker fruits from start to finish with prominent notes of herbs and wildflowers on the nose and oak and smoke on the palate. The tannins are reigned in, the wine is light on its feet, but the finish lacks intensity and length.. Reviewed August 4, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Littorai Mays Canyon Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc.. Brian’s favorite wine! Lemon says, “Great Chardonnay is one of the rarest and most exciting wines in the world.” By the way, Lemon also remarked in his recent newsletter that the current 2005 vintage may be the greatest for Chardonnay he has ever seen in 24 years of making it - equal or better than 1986, 1994, and 1995 in California and 1982, 1986, and 1996 in Burgundy! · Very Meursault-like. Beautifully balanced with an appealing mineral and citrus aftertaste. No buttery oak onslaught here. A charming wine that was drinking even better with more richness from the opened bottle eight hours later. Reviewed February 26, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »