La Follette 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
Gregg la Follette, who has been creating top wines for two decades
in California, has launched his own portfolio of superpreminm La
Follette wines. In keeping with his renowned knowledge of pinot noir, La
Follette has crafted a line of four pinot noirs, each with grapes
sourced from different vineyards. The La Follette 2008 Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir ($29.99), which has the largest production, is made from
grapes found in the northernmost areas of Sonoma County; it is sumptuous
with red berries, plum and kiwi. The much smaller production pinots
include the Mendocino Ridge Manchester Ridge Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir
($49.99), the Sonoma Coast Sangiacomo Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir ($39.99),
and the Sonoma Mountain Van Der Kamp Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir ($39.99).
La Follette is also releasing a trio of small-production 2008
Chardonnays, all highlighted by a creamy mouthfeel.