Wine: Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir 2011
Country: United States
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley
Laetitia used to make two “regular” bottling of Pinot Noir – one, produced from purchased juice, was strictly for restaurants, the other, made from estate fruit, for retail. Two years ago they decided to drop the restaurant brand and stick with the estate bottling. A wise decision, as the estate Pinot was far superior. And they lowered the price on this wine, another wise decision. I carry over 75 pinots – this is my top seller. The quality-value ratio is high on the Richter scale. Talley Vineyards established Arroyo Grande as a legitimate source for great Pinot Noirs – Laetitia is riding on their coattails.