Laetitia Les Galets Pinot Noir 2015
|Region||California, Central Coast, Arroyo Grande|
Strutting a pale to medium ruby-purple color, the 2015 Pinot Noir les Galets reveals notions of crushed red currants and cranberries with touches of lavender, forest floor, dusty earth and moss, plus a hint of cinnamon stick. Light to medium-bodied, with a lovely quiet intensity in the mouth, it has a delicate frame of fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
From a vineyard block full of little stones, this bottling shows cherry cola, sagebrush, rose petals, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla on the nose. The texture is extremely smooth on the sip, where flavors of cherry, cranberry and chalk are compelling, if a bit less complex than the winery's other top-end bottlings.