La Rochelle "Londer Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2011
(Anderson Valley, California)
Regular price $35.00 Sale price $29.98 Save $5.02
About the winery:
La Rochelle Winery, formerly Mirassou ( a new label founded after Mirassou was sold to Gallo), focuses on 4,000 cases of small lots of Pinot Noir from leased vineyards. Steven Kent Mirassou acquired the label from the family in 2005 and moved the base of operations to Livermore. The winemaker, Tom Stutz, crafts several vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs, sourced from multiple appellations in California and Oregon, including Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Lucia Highlands.
This wine comes from the Londer Vineyard in Anderson Valley. Larry and Shirlee Londer started their project in 2001, and since then, their wines have been very well received by the press and the wine consumer. Their vineyard is located right near the town of Boonville in the southern end of Anderson Valley on the Northwest side of Hwy 128. Made from the Dijon 115 clone, it is full of bright and elegant Anderson Valley fruit, balanced with delicate earthiness and spicy French oak.