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2006 Laetitia Winery Pinot Noir "Les Galets"

Winery: Laetitia Winery

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Les Galets"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Arroyo Grande Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: April 3, 2008

Wine Review: I had an opportunity to try this gem from Laetitia at the New York Wine Expo in March. This bright ruby colored wine opens with a very inviting cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this medium to full bodied wine is smooth as silk, well balanced, and has wonderful spicy strawberry flavors. The finish is dry and has soft tannins that drift away nicely. This beauty will pair perfectly with grilled salmon drizzled with a lemon butter sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Muscular and powerful yet silky and seductive the wine presents flavors of blackberry, cherry, and earth with the classic velvety texture that is the hallmark of this vineyard. The Les Galets has a sanguine quality balanced with crushed black pepper, black fruits, mocha, espresso, vanilla bean and cola accents. The 2006 Les Galets is a great match with grilled lamb, rib eye with a reduction sauce or a braised dish like coq au vin.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Pinot Noir.

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The name of a region on an American wine label (e.g. Napa Valley) means that at least 85% of the grapes used in making the wine were grown in that region.

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