"Deceptively medium in body, the 2014 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard packs a real punch. Dark red and purplish hued fruit fills out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. There is no shortage of power or intensity, but the tannins need time to soften. Underlying beams of salinity extend the finish nicely." –Mar-17
"Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard has a pretty perfume of lavender and rose hip tea over a core of red currents, raspberry leaves and forest floor. Light to medium-bodied, the palate exudes fresh red berry and gentle herbal flavors with a delicate frame of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long and earthy. 430 cases were made."
What attracted Littorai to this area of Savoy is an old world notion that the best parcels within a vineyard lie at the toe of the slope. Adding to that is the complexity of clones within the Savoy vineyard. The Littorai rows of Savoy are located at the base of the hills on the northeastern side of the Anderson valley. While this is the cooler end of the valley, the vineyard is protected on two sides. Thus the site is warmer than most of its neighbors. The wine spends 16 months French oak (25% new) (430 cs)
The 2014 vintage was the second vintage in a row of copious yields. Hence for a second year in a row rigorous thinning was required in many vineyards. This involved multiple passes to ensure that crop levels were not excessive. Yields were slightly lower than 2013 and there was a much greater percentage of small shot (seedless) berries. These small berries contribute significantly to the concentration of the
wines. This is a concentrated vintage with plenty of aging potential. They will certainly please both in their youth and with several years of aging.