2006 Littorai Pinot Noir Les Larmes - USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (5/8/2010)
When the bottle was opened last night, I perceived oak and toastiness, although it was sitting next to the Jadot Pommard that had been opened 2 days and is much leaner in style, even with this being a Littorai. My point is that this Littorai seemed bigger, maybe more rich and CA in scope than I was expecting. A day later, the smokiness remains but its less prominent, enhanced now along with cracked spice aromatics like pepper and also some red fruit. The palate is a bit sappy, thicker than like I was expecting, with a medium + weight, cranberry and strawberry, some mineral, red apple and a loamy edged finish. For me, it lacks some tension and the sappiness is the only detractor for me but otherwise, lots of red flavors and earth tones.
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