Clos de la Tech, Domaine Lois Louise 'Cote Sud' 2012

  • Type: Red
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Region: Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Size: 75cl
  • Rating: WE 95
Price: HKD 670
Tasting Note
Domaine Lois Louise is an extraordinarily steep, 163-acre property (35 acres currently planted) high atop the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. The "Cote Sud" block clings to the steep south-facing slope on the estate. Fully exposed and buffeted by strong maritime winds, it 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. Quite dark in the glass, this bottling from tech power couple T.J. and Valeta Rodgers offers rich aromas of dried Mission fig, elderberry and black cherry, along with clay, loam and purple flowers. There is an impressive, almost muddy thickness to the palate, without being sweet or rich at all, showing flavors thyme, dill, mint and lavender against a core of dark red fruit. 191 cases made. Drink now through 2025. Published by Wine Enthusiast Jun 2017.