2015 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Estate Magnum
Tanbark Mill Vineyard, Perrygulch
“Perrygulch comes from denser soils and the steeper terrain of the Tanbark Mill Vineyard. The color is deep ruby with intense perfumes from red fruits to spice. The palate shows a lovely balance of ample fullness, durable structure, energy, and finesse. Rather fleshy with a great spine of acidity that shows in the long 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
Oak Grilled Brick Chicken with Smoked Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes