Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

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
XD
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

Address:
453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
888-809-VINE, 805-481-1772
www.laetitiawine.com
info@laetitiawine.com


Other Wineries

wine.com

UBH03114

Craft breweries are a trend on the rise, with thousands opening worldwide. To help, we've compiled a list of our ten favorite brews you need to try.

Whether straight up or mixed into an Admiral Schley Punch, share a cheers to the American spirit by trying one of our top ten bourbons.