2016 Pinot Noir Blanc Anderson Valley
Pinot Noir Blanc
“Charming cherry, lime and pear on the nose with intriguing notes of apricot and forest strawberry. It is fresh and precise with lots of minerality. The purity is obvious and the texture presents enough richness for a long finish. It has the essence of pinot noir without any tannin noise.” - 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 the early bloom was followed by cooler temperatures, wind and rains which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of well- concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Food Pairing Notes
Whitefish, shellfish, cheese and honey.