September 29, 2015

Vineyard: Slo Lopin'

AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Brutocao Slow Lope’n Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 1,100 cases, $24. Pommard, Swan, 113, 115, 667 and 777. Harvest Brix 23.6º. Aged 18 months in 30% new French oak. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Shy aromas and flavors of strawberry and cherry with hints of spice, herbs and oak. The tannins are tight and the wine could use some time in the glass. Score: 88. Reviewed July 28, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Brutocao Cellars Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 1,770 cases, $26. Sourced from Slo Lopin‘ Vineyard in Philo. Clones are Pommard 4, 115 and 777. De-stemmed, 50% whole berries, 10% whole clusters, 2-day cold soak, inoculation with Assmanshausen yeasts, co-fermentation of clones, 12 days on skins, double racked to barrel, aged 6 months in 15% new French oak, egg white fined and filtered. · Moderately deep garnet color. The nose is more barnyard, vegetable patch and nutty than fruity but is still attractive. A lean style with very light red fruit flavors including cranberries and cherries, that lead to a finish offering soft dry tannins. Reviewed May 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »