Wine of the Day April 11, 2015

2013LesVoleursPN2013 Les Voleurs, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast.
A brilliant and racy Pinot Noir showing ripe silky fruit and vibrant intensity, giving pure Sonoma Coast character. Sourced from great cool climate site and artisan crafted the San Francisco based Les Voleurs and winemakers Matthew Purdon, UC Davis trained and Keith Crowell who brings a background of craft beer and sake, make some well judged wines like this seductive Sonoma Coast Pinot. The latest release is lush with nice perfume, opulent cherry, juicy plum and raspberry, plus mineral, dried roses and spices along with soft wood notes, slightly smoky sweet vanilla that all combine in a pleasing way. Les Voleurs also makes a very nice Chardonnay, a Rose of Pinot Noir and a single vineyard series, all of which are worth checking out, but for the best value and stylish complexity you must opt for this Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Along with Ed Kurtman of August West and Sandler, Von Holt and Cellar 33, Les Voleurs is one of many handcrafted wines being made right in San Francisco, and list keeps growing. Drink this Pinot Noir over the next 3 to 5 years, best from 2015 to 2020.
($32 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive