Littorai The Haven Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019


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“The 2019 Pinot Noir The Haven Vineyard Estate is loaded with savory, earthy and spice character. I would give it a year or two in bottle to see if some of the fruit emerges. Today, the Haven is decidedly inward and not ready to show all of its cards, while tannins are a bit unruly. Drinking window: 2024-2032. 93+ points

Ted Lemon describes 2019 as year with a good deal of rain early on and average crop levels. Harvest began on September 3, moderately early, but more or less in line with historical norms, and wrapped up on October 8. I thought the Anderson Valley Pinots were especially fine this year, but all the Pinots are marked by energy and the purity of flavor that is such a house signature. A recent bottle of the 2017 Wendling Pinot Noir reminded me of how these wines really blossom with a bit of time in bottle. Lastly, the 2019 Chardonnays are also absolutely brilliant across the board, another reminder of just how strong the vintage has turned out to be for Chardonnay.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/21)