2016 Pinot Noir, Tanbark Mill Vineyard, Pinole
Anderson Valley Estate
“Dense nose of black cherry, violet and rose petal. Abundant red fruit fills the palate with richness, along with a vivid acidity, and fine yet firm tannins. It is superb in complexity and scope. It has a clear Anderson Valley minerality, with a long, aromatic finish. Enjoy now after gentle decanting or age for years to come.” -Stéphane Vivier
The 2016 harvest was earlier than usual, with slightly lower yields, but excellent fruit quality. After many years of drought, we experienced winter rains that helped alleviate the dry conditions. The summer ripening season enjoyed cooler than average days and nights. Late summer, just prior to harvest was particularly mild allowing for longer hang times, which ripened the grapes evenly.
Food Pairing Notes
Charcuterie, Roasted Duck with Cherries and Rhubarb