Clos de la Tech, Domaine Lois Louise 'Twisty Ridge' 2009

  • Type: Red
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Region: Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Size: 75cl
  • Rating: TTP 93
Price: HKD 700
Tasting Note
Domaine Lois Louise is an extraordinarily steep, 163-acre property (35 planted) in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. It sits above the fog line and is buffeted by strong maritime winds. The "Twisty Ridge" block runs along the upper ridgeline at 1,700 feet. The site features a thin layer of topsoil over fractured rock and is planted to Dijon clones. The wine was aged in Francois Frères barrels (Bertrange Forest) for 12 months and bottled unfiltered. Dense and big with gobs of wood, savory black cherry and sweet spice; good structure and soft tannins; rich on opening and then complex and nuanced on the finish. Published by The tasting panel in May 2014.