Few in the wine game can lay claim to changing the face of an entire industry, of shifting a paradigm. Ted Lemon is one such producer and he has done this not through chest beating and bluster but rather via the power of his intellect and the exceptional quality of his wines. This years marks the 25th anniversary of the Littorai "experiment" that changed the face of Californian pinot and chardonnay production forever.
We are very happy to offer these new releases from Littorai and announce this year's allocation is coinciding with Littorai’s 25th birthday. The 2016 Pinots offered here are simply outstanding and limited.
My annual visit with Ted Lemon was one of the highlights of the ten days I spent in Sonoma earlier this year. The range of single-vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays are essays into the great terroirs of the Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley. The 2016 Pinots are stuning for their aromatic depth and crystalline precision. - ANTONIO GALLONI
So little in wine is quantifiable and everything worthwhile in wine is ephemeral. In a world of spyware and algorithms, wine is a chance to visit, if only for a few moments, the realm of dreams. - TED LEMON