2018 Pinot Noir Blanc Anderson Valley
Pinot Noir Blanc
“The color is a crystal pale green. Mineral driven with lemon zest and floral accents, the perfumes are delicate and refreshing. On the palate, the entry is sharp and precise, and opens up to floral tones before the citrus returns. Full of life, so focused, with white peach and just ripe red berries. Get ready for a wild ride, the sustained soft freshness and texture will remind you of the youthful energy of Tanbark Mill Vineyard. A very unique look at Pinot Noir. Pair with oysters, enjoy now or age up to a decade to discover more about the potential of this special site.” - Stéphane Vivier
2018 will be remembered as a colder and slower season in Anderson Valley, producing wines with profound elegance and delicacies. Bud break started about a month later than the last 5 vintages, and at a date recognized as being more in line with the historical averages. A mild spring allowed for a nice crop set and it was followed with a “cold” summer for Northern California standard. It resulted in slow maturing and perfect conditions for Pinot Noir, retaining freshness while developing intricate complexity of flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Whitefish, shellfish, cheese and honey.