Been dying to dig into this one because you know how I love my Spanish Springs. Nice rosy pink glow with a wide clear edge. Nutty and concentrated on the nose, smooth maple syrup sugar, marzipan, almondine glaze and a dusky earthy back-filling solidifying it as pinot. Warm and caramel-coated, rich briar drives the Pepsi-dirt, celery salt and romaine steer the vegetal, and ripe cherry fills the core.
In the mouth, I’m pretty sure this is the ripest and roundest Spanish Springs I have had. For a cool-climate vineyard, it brings the plush cush to the party. Gorgeous pinot spice and zest, beautiful depth, a little bit of alcohol, and a long asphalt road–dirt on both sides, blowing–but everywhere an elaborate, luxurious concentration and body. Green-briar fills the late-middle, and again alcohol raises its head, but that pinot finish of mellow tannins and ethereal spice goes on and on.
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2018 LORING WINE CO. Pinot Noir Spanish Springs Arroyo Grande Valley San Luis Obispo Co. California 14.3