2017 Pinot Noir, 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
2017 started wet and rainy with record-breaking rain from November thru April. With a mild early Spring and bud break in March, it was the recipe for a wild Spring & Summer when our team worked so hard to finish soil work and keeping up with the vines fast growth. A mild Summer temperatures provided a breather with colder weather and foggy condition in late August bringing a welcomed and slow ripening at the end of the ripening cycle.
Food Pairing Notes
Charcuterie, Roasted Duck with Cherries and Rhubarb