13 May

High Scores for Clos de la Tech

Clos de la Tech is producing some amazing Pinot Noirs from their vineyards high atop the Santa Cruz Mountains. In the May 2014 issue of the Tasting Panel magazine, editor in chief Andy Blue spoke glowingly about the recently released 2009s from this serious, high-altitude winery.

Link to Article:
Tasting Panel Review of 2009s

93 Points – Clos de la Tech 2009 Pinot Noir, Domaine Lois Louise, Santa Cruz Mountains ($42)
Dark and lush with savory notes, black cherry and minerality; spice, pepper and great length and grip.

95 Points – Clos de la Tech 2009 Pinot Noir, Domaine Valeta Sunny Slope, Santa Cruz Mountains ($62)

Plush and juicy with tangy cherry, raspberry and lots of lift; smooth, fresh and finishing with a bit of herb.

90 Points – Clos de la Tech 2009 Pinot Noir, Domaine Lois Louise Cote Sud, Santa Cruz Mountains ($62)
Silky and elegant with subtle, balanced style; juicy, bright and lovely red cherry fruit; racy and graceful with a lovely finish.

93 Clos de la Tech 2009 Pinot Noir, Domaine Lois Louise Twisty Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains ($82)
Dense and big with gobs of wood, savory black cherry and sweet spice; good structure and soft tannins; rich on opening and then complex and nuanced on the finish.

96 Points – Clos de la Tech 2009 Pinot Noir, Domaine du Docteur Rodgers, San Francisco Bay ($102)

Lovely cinnamon in the nose; smooth, savory and bright with juicy, ripe cherry fruit and mouth-filling flavor; minerals, spice and juicy, ripe flavors; long and sensuous.

Link to Article:
Tasting Panel Review of 2009s