2015 Pinot Noir, Tanbark Mill Vineyard Pinole
Anderson Valley Estate
“Pinole comes from lighter loam soils of the Tanbark Mill Vineyard. Light ruby and translucent color with a floral perfume character. The palate offers depth of flavor, strength, a lot of minerality, and gorgeous fruit definition. The finish shows precision and elegance.” – 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
Charcuterie, Roasted Duck with Cherries and Rhubarb