Served this Pinot at a wine dinner we hosted. Paired with a course of pasta with sun-dried tomato pesto and shrimp. Everyone loved it! Several comments that it was the best wine of the six we served that evening.
In California’s acclaimed Anderson Valley, cool nights, clay soils and fog-enveloped mornings help to shape a refined and compelling style balancing vibrancy and finesse. Following in this tradition, this lush, complex wine highlights signature Anderson Valley elements of dark cherry and ripe wild strawberry.
Wine Maker Notes
A dry winter and spring in the Anderson Valley limited canopy growth and yields. Throughout the summer, the weather was near ideal with moderate daytime temperatures. At the same time, the valley’s proximity to the Pacific ensured a regular cooling influence, resulting in diurnal temperature swings of almost 40 degrees Fahrenheit. September brought a sustained heat spell with temperatures reaching the low 100s, giving the grapes a final push toward perfect ripeness.
VARIETAL CONTENT: 100% Pinot Noir. COOPERAGE: 100% French Oak. 45% New Oak, 55% Second Vintage. Barrel Aging: 10 Months. TECHNICAL DATA: Alcohol: 14.5%. 0.50 g/100 ml titratable acidity. pH: 3.87