Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Cherry in color with medium intensity.

Fruity nose of blueberries, dark cherries, light wood, spices, coffee, red candy, dark chocolates, licorice, cloves and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Soft tannins on the finish with strawberries and raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley. A nice sipping wine.

Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle, good by itself and a good porch wine. I paired it with cheeses by the lake.

A unique blend of 80% Pinot Noir, 10% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 4 months ago

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Takes a little confidence or craziness to mix Petite Sirah into your Pinot.


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Nose of black currants, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, tobacco, black pepper, spices, chocolates and light earth.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

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I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

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