2015 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
"The wine shows a deep and resonating ruby red hue. The nose is full of earth tones, cherry, and a scent of violet. It is framed with an iron-like, mineral firmness. The palate is racy and upright, the profile is expressive and complex, with a classic and elegant tannic grip that goes beyond on a long-lasting finish." - Stéphane Vivier
An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind, and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Food Pairing Notes
Duck Breast with cherry mostarda, Squab with spiced plums, Grilled Quail with chanterelle mushrooms