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Toluca Lane Pinot noir 2012

Toluca Lane

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I'm so glad this wine is back. Heavenly aromas - ripe dark berries, violets, and hints of vanilla cocoa - enveloped me in a comfort zone. Beautifully supple, lush and open-textured black raspberry and black cherry is mouth-filling, finishing with darker berry and espresso accents. A beam of acidity shines through adding levity and freshness. A Pinot I'd pour for the most jaded Pinot drinker. 220 cases made from their miniscule yielding (only 1 ton per acre in 2012!) estate vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. Delicious today and for years to come. - Marcus

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

Sitting down to taste the 08 Toluca, we were unusually captivated by the dark fuschia color in the glass. Turns out you can judge this book by its cover! Opened Tuesday, This was still fresh Thursday afternoon. Only 191 cases made. - Marcus

The 2008 Toluca Pinotís alluring perfume is filled with black currants, chocolate, soft caramel, white pepper, maybe some allspice and a hint of honeysuckle. The mid-palate evolves into dark currants and cherries, vanilla and caramel flavors with a smooth, silky texture. The aftertaste is vibrant on the palate with concentrated black, ripe fruit, a touch of allspice adding to itís lingering finish with a splash of vanilla and tobacco. A few minutes later, the dark fruit re-emerges. Eventhough, the Ď08 is low in alcohol like our Ď07, there is good acidity offering backbone and balance to the fruit.

This wine is made solely from our estate fruit. The vines are 10 and 12 years old. We produced 8 barrels that rested in 37% new French oak for 11 months. As always, we do not fine or filter our wines. Our production of 2008 Toluca Lane Pinot Noir was just 191 cases. - the winery

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

Toluca Lane 07 is beautiful Pinot. Succulent aromas of cherries, roses, raspberry patch, lavender and soft toast captivate your sniffer. Ripe, round, and silky flavors red cherry flavors play with nuances of cherry candy, vanilla, and dark berries. A great balance of fruit, earth, and oak makes this the best wine yet from Toluca Lane. Highly recommended - an April 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir Club selection.

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