Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar gives the 2010 LaRue 92 points
Issue 162: May/June 2012
2010 LaRue Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Good medium red. Captivating pungent lift to the aromas of raspberry, red cherry, cola, underbrush, rose petal and orange peel. Juicy, sappy and intense, with bracing but well integrated acidity adding punch to the urgent red fruit and soil flavors. Dense but light on its feet thanks to its piquant elements of rose petal and blood orange. Finishes with firm tannins and excellent rising length and spicy lift.