Under the Wire 2014 Pinot Noir Blanc de Noirs, Wentzel Vineyard, Anderson Valley

Under the Wire 2014 Pinot Noir Blanc de Noirs, Wentzel Vineyard, Anderson Valley

Item Number: 10972

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation: Wentzel Vineyard
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 900 feet

Wentzel Vineyard is planted at around 900 feet on a ridge above the town of Philo. Surrounded by coastal chaparral and redwood trees, the steep slopes produce tiny clusters of intensely flavored Pinot Noir. Like with all the vineyards with which Chris and Morgan work, depth of flavor at low sugars is key; Wentzel has this in spades. The site produced a stunning wine that truly tastes of the Anderson Valley. Intense minerality, cracked red fruits and wild herb aromatics go along with red apple and quince fruit. The color is just past bronze, not quite a white wine, not quite a rose. The color brings to mind Ulysse Collin Les Maillons. This wine will age. The finish has the structure of an ancient Japanese temple.