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Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery in the Arroyo Grande Valley, CA

Profile: When the Laetitia estate in the Arroyo Grande Valley appellation of San Luis Obispo County was originally planted in 1982, 185 acres were chiefly devoted to the production of sparkling wine — today 455 acres are planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir, the latter being their flagship wine. In 2001, the estate was purchased by Selim Zilkha, founder of a successful wind power development company and champion of environmental sustainability.

1999 La Colline Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Varietal/Style: Pinot Noir
Origin: Arroyo Grande Valley, CA
Vintage: 1999
Winemaker: Eric Hickey
Rating: 13.5/20
Retail Price: $60

Tasting Notes:
So dark it's almost too dark. A cornucopia of smells emanates from the swirled glass: dark fruits, cherries, mint, and eucalyptus. A medium body will give you wine-to-food flexibility, but stay with white meets or fish. A tangy and spicy finish would have hoped to keep our mouths entertained just a bit longer… nevertheless, we think this wine will age well and could benefit from it. (Date tasted 02/24/03)

Other Laetitia wines we have tasted:
Brut Cuvée
2005 Brut Coquard
2006 Brut Coquard
2006 Brut de Blancs
2006 Brut Rosé
2006 Cuvée M
2007 Brut Rosé
2008 Brut Coquard
2008 Brut de Blancs
2008 Brut de Noirs
2009 Brut Rosé
2010 Brut de Noirs

453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
888-809-VINE, 805-481-1772

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