Littorai

Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.2163 ratings
9.247 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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9.6

The 2015 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard is pliant, supple and beautifully perfumed, with all of the allure it showed from barrel. Plush and dense on the palate, the 2015 is arrestingly beautiful today. The big, potent tannins are nearly buried by the sheer resonance of the fruit. This is an especially dense, virile expression of Platt. I imagine it will develop beautifully in bottle fore many years to come. Littorai's 2015 captures all the pedigree that has made Platt one of the most highly regarded sites on the Sonoma Coast. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

The 2015 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard is pliant, supple and beautifully perfumed, with all of the allure it showed from barrel. Plush and dense on the palate, the 2015 is arrestingly beautiful today. The big, potent tannins are nearly buried by the sheer resonance of the fruit. This is an especially dense, virile expression of Platt. I imagine it will develop beautifully in bottle fore many years to come. Littorai's 2015 captures all the pedigree that has made Platt one of the most highly regarded sites on the Sonoma Coast. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

Apr 26th, 2018
J D
9.2

Masterful, per usual. Platt can be enigmatic at times, but with a little air this is ebullient, and transparent in every sense. A notably fragrant, lifted nose of sweet red fruit entwined with savory and floral complexity. The palate shows the same sweetness but also a cool elegance, a silky texture with integrated tannins, and barely perceptible oak; this is classy and light on its feet but not shy. Paired with a mushroom borscht which echoes the vinous, savory complexity of the wine, and walks the same line between delicacy and richness. A gorgeous wine which expresses balance not as a mission statement but as the simple result of gentle treatment from vineyard to bottle.

Masterful, per usual. Platt can be enigmatic at times, but with a little air this is ebullient, and transparent in every sense. A notably fragrant, lifted nose of sweet red fruit entwined with savory and floral complexity. The palate shows the same sweetness but also a cool elegance, a silky texture with integrated tannins, and barely perceptible oak; this is classy and light on its feet but not shy. Paired with a mushroom borscht which echoes the vinous, savory complexity of the wine, and walks the same line between delicacy and richness. A gorgeous wine which expresses balance not as a mission statement but as the simple result of gentle treatment from vineyard to bottle.

Jan 11th, 2018
Matthew Marcino

So sexy. Love love love Littorai

So sexy. Love love love Littorai

Nov 25th, 2017
Sue Marsh

Delicious. First time I've had it and now I want more! 2008 vintage

Delicious. First time I've had it and now I want more! 2008 vintage

Aug 16th, 2017
Carnet Williams

Pretty amazing

Pretty amazing

2 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2014
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

9.3

Nice subtle fruit. Amazingly delivers a huge expression of flavor, tannin and acid while remaining light on its feet.

Nice subtle fruit. Amazingly delivers a huge expression of flavor, tannin and acid while remaining light on its feet.

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2016
J D
8.6

The most generous flavor profile, with licorice and spices atop the black fruits. But finely textured

The most generous flavor profile, with licorice and spices atop the black fruits. But finely textured

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2014
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.9

Heading to an #oldworld style with some characteristics of good quality #burgundy Med + intensity on the nose with sweet red and black fruit. Great complexity on the nose as well as the palate with delicious spice and mineral notes. The structure was firm but refined and higher alcohol was felt. The length was good. #littorai #sonomacoast #pinotnoir #california #newworld #ctbucklinwine

Heading to an #oldworld style with some characteristics of good quality #burgundy Med + intensity on the nose with sweet red and black fruit. Great complexity on the nose as well as the palate with delicious spice and mineral notes. The structure was firm but refined and higher alcohol was felt. The length was good. #littorai #sonomacoast #pinotnoir #california #newworld #ctbucklinwine

Jul 24th, 2016
mattswineworld

Intense, smoky, earthy, and spicy, with raspberries and blackberries. Ageworthy, but drunk now.

Intense, smoky, earthy, and spicy, with raspberries and blackberries. Ageworthy, but drunk now.

Apr 24th, 2016
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

9.2

Wonderfully expressive of fruit and terroir.

Wonderfully expressive of fruit and terroir.

Apr 7th, 2016