Deliriously delicious, decadent, stupendously flavorful, words can’t describe the impression this massive wine makes. It’s an explosion of blackberry pie, cherry marmalade, vanilla fudge and Oriental spice flavors, all carefully controlled in a dry, crisp, softly tannic package. All Loring’s wines possess superripeness, but this one somehow brings balance and…
The dense color is a sure indicator of how rich and intense this Monterey wine is. With plum aromas, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s round, deep and packed to the core with exuberance but also lots of style. Editors’ Choice.
As delicious as this wine is, it still treads the dangerous line of oversize. It’s dark, full-bodied and dense in sweet blackberry, chocolate and cherry flavors. It was easily ripened to its considerable size but there’s something to be said for restraint and subtlety, especially with Pinot Noir.
There is, as usual with Pinots from Garys’, a lusty, almost overwhelming quality to the wine. It’s a full frontal assault of flavor, with cascades of cherries, raspberries, cola, licorice, sweet leather and smoky char that go on and on. It’s an achievement, but what the wine has in directness, it’s missing in subtlety. Drink this big, bold California Pinot Noir now…
Tart in citrusy acidity, and thankfully so, as the richly dense chocolate and cherry flavors need a boost of life. Still, this is a heavy wine that doesn’t show Pinot’s flair, elegance and silkiness. Hard to know what to make of it, but it’s delicious.
Very extracted and ripe, this wine’s voluptuous cherry, currant, licorice and spice flavors are compromised by excessive softness. Doesn’t show much complexity beyond the fruit, so drink now.