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Wine Recommendation

Loma Prieta Winery 2007 Pinot Noir, Saveria Vineyard (Santa Cruz Mountains)

Loma Prieta Winery

2007 Pinot Noir, Saveria Vineyard
(Santa Cruz Mountains)

With totally tantalizing aromas of strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, pine forest floor, apricot jam and wet cement, this sweet young thing of a wine walks the line between “solid” and “ethereal.” This is a teenage girl walking down the street dressed to the nines and not totally unaware of the impact she is having on the gents of certain distinction in their Porsches.

On the palate, it’s a solid effort with flavors of brambly raspberry, apricot preserves, jambon, green figs, tamarind and green peppercorns. From the beautiful Saveria Vineyard in the Pleasant Valley/Corralitos area, the fruit hangs long and develops intensity that can stand up to gobs of fine new French oak. All three older siblings of this wine have taken Gold medals in the San Francisco Chronicle and West Coast Wine Competitions: the 2006 was Best of Region at the State Fair in 2008. There’s no reason to believe this wine won’t join them in the medal category.

So young, yet with such fine long legs. Don’t rush this one. But don’t wait too long either, as it’s a limited production and sure to sell out quickly.

Reviewed November 17, 2008 by Laura Ness.

The Wine

Winery: Loma Prieta Winery
Vineyard: Saveria Vineyard
Vintage: 2007
Wine: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Grape: Pinot Noir
Price: 750ml $50.00

Review Date: 11/17/2008

The Reviewer

Laura Ness

A wine writer and wine judge for major publications and competitions around the country, Laura Ness likens wine to the experience of music. She is always looking for that ubiquitous marriage of rhythm, melody, and flawless execution. What is good music? You know it when you get lost in it. What is good wine? It is music in your mouth.