2016 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
“A deep ruby red color with a combination of dried earth and musky roses with penetrating spice aromas on the nose. Shows a refined and silken texture and remains fresh and lively across the palate with intensity of fruit. Intriguing, balanced, and complex, it is a great picture of the finesse and intensity of Pinot Noir in Anderson Valley.” –Stephane Vivier
The growing season got off to a very fast start, despite the rainy weather, temperatures stayed warm. Early in August the weather took a turn to a steady and cool regimen, a blessing that prolonged the season and added time for the flavors and textural elements of the grapes to slowly ripen to perfection.
Food Pairing Notes
Duck breast with cherry mostarda, grilled salmon with chanterelle mushrooms.