Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017 Red Wine

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Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Anderson Valley, CA

This outstanding Pinot Noir exemplifies the high-quality wines being made in the Anderson Valley. There’s a lot going on in this Pinot, with classic Anderson Valley flavors that are a delight for the taste buds! Under-priced for such a great wine!

93 pts. Wine & Spirits Magazine:

"Stéphane Vivier, a Burgundian who had been making the wines at Hyde de Villaine, now works at Long Meadow Ranch's organically farmed estate in the Deep End of Anderson Valley (certified CCOF as of the 2017 vintage). This pinot noir comes mostly from vines planted in 1996 and 2000. It feels healthy and fresh, as tight as a rosebud when it's just about to burst. There's a sunny warmth to the wine's tart pomegranate flavors, and though oak diminishes some of the fruit expression now (25 percent of the barrels were new), the delicacy and spring-water clarity of the flavors suggests unfettered development ahead."

FROM THE WINERY

Owned by Ted, Laddie, and Christopher Hall, Long Meadow Ranch employs an integrated, organic farming system, using simple, sustainable methods. Each part of the Ranch contributes to the health of the whole. Vineyards and wine making, olive orchards and olive oil making, cattle and horse breeding all work together in complementary fashion, as do the egg-laying poultry flock and the organic vegetable gardens. All crops are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and are grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.

TASTING NOTES

Intense and lively, the nose is full of sweet spice and black currant aromas. On the palate there are favors of violet and rose followed by hints of cherry and spice. An agile wine with developing minerality and notes of earth and fresh herbs. A truly multilayered wine with so much energy in the fruit. Enjoy now or let it develops for the next 10 years.” – Stéphane Vivier, winemaker

GROWING SEASON:

The year started wet and rainy, with record breaking rain from November through April. With a mild early Spring and a bud break in March, the vines grew quickly through mild summer temperatures. August brought colder weather and foggy conditions, leading to slow ripening. The beginning of September had a slight spike in temperatures, resulting in a quick harvest.

MATURATION: 11 months in 25% new French oak, 75% neutral French oak
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
FOOD AFFINITIES: Duck breast and cherry mostarda, grilled salmon


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