Planted and organically farmed by proprietor Arturo Robledo and his son Art Jr., this benchland vineyard has multiple clonal selections and is located on Laguna Road, just east of Vine Hill. A rigorous selection paved the way to craft just five barrels of Laguna in 2012. We continue the practice of appreciating Laguna’s fruit purity with an 11-month élevage in neutral and once-used French oak barrels. Showcasing its distinct voluptuous, heady fruit, this season’s Laguna Pinot Noir is a joy.
The 2012 Laguna is a clear, brilliant, light ruby. Warm strawberries, bay leaf, candied ginger, watermelon and a mineral note are some of the aromas present on the nose. The palate is silky with high acid and fine tannins. The palate echoes the nose with the addition of an appealing bitter note in the finish and hints of black licorice. This is the most open of the new releases. It is full of character and energy. Already delicious, this should continue to show for at least another 6 to 8 years.
Released: Spring 2014
Russian River Valley
Laguna Road, Sebastopol
Planted in 2008
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
STEVEN TANZER'S INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR,
VINOUS MEDIA, February 2014