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Laetitia 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve du Domaine Arroyo Grande Valley

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This young Pinot is quite impressive, and it’s sure to age quite well over the next five to eight years. But it’s quite delicious now, so it’ll be difficult to keep away from it. Winemaker Eric Hickey (the aforementioned Dave’s son) picks his best barrels of Pinot Noir each vintage to create this wine, which he considers to be of “superior body, complexity, and longevity.” I love its black berries, spice, herbs, and earthy notes, which make it an exceptional choice for roast or grilled beef, rack of lamb, or fresh salmon. It’s sure to please Pinot lovers whether they drink it early or cellar it for years to come. It’s $40 ($32 for club members) at the tasting room alongside Highway 101 in rural Arroyo Grande.

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