Slutty or sexy? That’s the question we face with this wine. If you find slutty sexy, then you’re in for a treat. The beautiful thing about making your own small, dinky lots of wine is that you can change direction and no one will notice except for the few rabid fans you have. And they expect this of us. So in traditional LaZarre fashion, we are moving towards a new style with this release of our Central Coast Pinot Noir. We produced this wine with the intention of magnifying the natural grape tannins in the wine while plumping up the dark fruit in the middle. Slutty? I’ll let you decide.
The minuscule 120 case release of the 2011 LaZarre Central Coast Pinot Noir reflects the tiny crop that we (and everyone else) received after the brutal freeze on April 9th and 10th of that year, which resulted in the killing of 50% of the crop. We only ended up with about half of our normal crop from the Prado Vineyard, up above and to the west of King City, and so only made a fraction of our typical quantity. Sigh. We are almost sold out as of this tech sheet.
Mushrooms, gunpowder, and forest floor. Earth notes abound. Black cherry in the mouth. Fat, rich, and delicious. “Central Coasty” as one famous wine reviewer calls it. That’s a nice complement.