Littorai The Pivot Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019


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“The 2019 Pinot Noir The Pivot Estate Vineyard is bright and nicely focused. Brilliant aromatics and finely sculpted fruit give the Pivot its taut, nervy feel. Another few years in bottle should help the 2019 soften a bit. There is certainly plenty to look forward to. I very much like the energy here. Drinking window: 2024+. 94 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)