Pinot Noir


Pinot Noir

750 ML


Product Description

Wine Profile Characteristic aromas/flavors: Aromas of cranberry and Chambord punctuated by notes of coriander, rose, juniper berry, brown sugar, and Douglas fir. Flavors of blueberry, sour cherry, cedar, and savory elements come through on the palate. Structure: Juicy acidity, earthy texture, and supple yet substantial tannin structure. Winemaking Fruit destemmed, with 70% whole berries in tank. Cold soaked at 48°F for 5-7 days. Fermented in open top tanks with manual punch downs. Removed from skins just before end of fermentation. Barrel Aging 9 months in barrel, 33% new French oak. No racking out of barrel until blending prior to bottling. The Vineyard: Champ de Rêves Vineyard This spectacular vineyard is perched high above Boonville in the hills of Anderson Valley, just 18 miles from the Pacific coastline. Boone Ridge is a veritable aerie, with sweeping views of the valley below. A wide array of aspects in the vineyard creates multiple mesoclimates, each displaying unique characteristics as these relatively young vines continue to age. AVA: Anderson Valley Acreage: 85 acres Clones: 667, 777, 115 Date Planted: 2006 Elevation Range: 1,400-1,800 feet Spacing: 7x4 and 8x4 Soils: Moderate to shallow loam soils derived primarily from Franciscan sandstone. Winemaker: Eric Johannsen


Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Anderson Valley

Region Description:

Anderson Valley is an AVA inside Mendocino County. Scouts for Louis Roederer of Champagne were searching California to find a place with weather as dismal as Roeder's home in north eastern France. The valley consists of a brushy area carved by the Navarro River that gains steady elevation as it moves inland. Sheep and apples were the prime agricultural focus in the area before vines were introduced to the area in the 1970's. A few promising Gewurztraminers have come from the valley, otherwise the main grapes of the hilly area are chardonnay and pinot noir. Besides single variety wines, the traditional method sparkling wines have been hailed as some of America's best to date.