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Vineyard: La Colline

AppellationArroyo Grande Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2008 Tantara La Colline Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.40, 383 cases, $48. La Colline is part of Laetitia Vineyard, located four miles inland from the Pacific Ocean at the base of Picacho Peak, an extinct volcano. Own-rooted Martini clone planted in 1981. Average yields 2.1 tons per acre. 80% de-stemmed, 20% whole cluster fermented with native yeast. Aged 16 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · The nose is primary with subdued fruit and aromas of wet leaf, earth and subtle oak. Dark red fruits are discreetly composed with an earthy, grilled mushroom underpinning. Beautifully balanced with supple tannins and juicy acidity. Plenty of charming fruit waiting to get out in this backward wine. Patience will be rewarded. Very good. Reviewed March 2, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Laetitia La Colline Old Vine Martini Clone 12 Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir

Lovely aromatics of wild berries and cherries. Black cherry flavor core with earthy highlights. Lively acidity. Reviewed March 23, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Laetitia La Colline Young Vine Clones 459, 667 Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir

More leafy and more oaky on nose. Charming dark Pinot fruits with smoke accents. More tannin evident. Reviewed March 23, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »