Vineyard: The Pivot

OwnersHeidi Lemon, Ted Lemon
AppellationSonoma Coast
StoryLittorai's estate vineyard so named because the quality potential of this particular field was pivotal in the decision to purchase what is now the Littorai winery site and home of Ted Lemon and family. 3 acres on a small knoll. Clonal mix is 667, 777, 114, Calera and a proprietary clone. The first two years of production were declassified into a Sonoma Coast blend. The first vineyard designate was in the 2008 vintage.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Littorai The Pivot Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $70. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose evolves nicely over time in the glass, offering scents of red cherry hard candy, black cherry coulis, dark chocolate, mulch and spice. Not particularly showy on the palate initially with a modest attack of mid weight, nicely ripened black cherry fruit. The wine picks up interest over time in the glass, building in intensity and complexity. The harmony is particularly appealing and the cherry-driven finish is quite refreshing due to its palate-cleansing acidity. Like so many Littorai wines, this one requires more time in the cellar for full expression. Score: 92. Reviewed July 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Littorai The Pivot Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $60. From young vines planted on the Littorai Estate property. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. The alluring aromas black cherries and raspberries with a hint of toasty oak sends a welcoming message. Light in intensity but pleasing with flavors of cherries, red berries and oak-derived coffee. Demure and very approachable now, with silky tannins and a good grip of acidity that frames the fruit and lifts the crisp finish. I would drink this early on. Good. Reviewed December 14, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »