Monday, May 20, 2019
Anderson Valley Pinot Is A California Masterpiece
That fruit is grown where the ocean fog rolls in along the Navarro River, between steep mountains. The 100% Pinot Noir was aged for ten months in French oak barrels, a third of which were new. Négociant is made under the Eponymous umbrella, hits 13.8% abv in alcohol and sells for $50.
This Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a California masterpiece.
Négociant colors up to a medium-dark ruby, showing some browning along the edges. The nose offers lavender and tea aromas, while the palate is simply elegant. Beautiful, muted dark fruit is joined by gentle savory notes and easy tannins. It's a wonderfully balanced wine that finishes lovely and floral. Pair it with salmon, goat cheese, lamb or mushrooms.
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