About This Wine
La Follette is all about the Old World concept of terroir.
That concept suggests that each individual vineyard site has a unique expression that can be demonstrated through the wines made from grapes grown in that place. The winemaker's role is to create a wine that is transparent to the site, pure in its expression and enjoyable to drink.
La Follette partners with family-owned and farmed vineyards that are committed to maximizing the potential of their unique site, working with them to execute the viticultural directives that La Follette develops with them. These directives are guided by decades of analyzing soil composition, a vine’s biology, and the finished wine’s intended characteristics.
The Hawk’s Roost Vineyard, which provided the grapes for this 2015 La Follette Pinot Noir, is located in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Aromatic, flavorful and offering a long finish, it provides a delicious “snapshot” of a very special vineyard.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Hawk’s Roost Vineyard in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry Coulis, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry and Roasted Vanilla Bean
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 11 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2022
- Food Pairing Suggestion:roasted lamb with wild mushrooms and crème fraiche.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe