Food52.com

“Seth Cripe applies his love for a product that can stand on its own in LOLA wines, born out of an appreciation for and want of more economical wine. He attempts to minimize the interference of the human hand, believing that starting with superior ingredients is the key to a great product. Grown in the cool climate and rocky soils of the Russian River Valley, LOLA’s grapes develop a great acidity and a real sense of terroir. The end result? Subtle, food-friendly, almost graceful wines that beg to be added to your wine cellar.”  –  FOOD52.COM

Wally’s Wine – Los Angeles

“Here’s another big bang-for-the-buck red. Twenty dollar Pinot Noirs that reach this level of quality are far and few between, especially ones that sport a Russian River Valley address. Founder/Winemaker Seth Cripe has garnered much attention since his initial 2008 release of 848 cases. His new 2010, a combination of Saralee, Cameron and Occidental vineyard fruit, yielded 1,400 cases of a strawberry cherry- red currant-scented Pinot Noir, and they are going fast. A newcomer definitely worth checking out.” – By Wally’s Wines