Navarro Vineyards

Methode Á L'Ancienne Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.0199 ratings
9.042 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jonathan Wall

Had this last weekend in Philo around the corner from the source. Starts out with sharp acidity. Smooths out into an elegant wine filled with bright crisp fruit , touch of earth and forest after hours open.

Had this last weekend in Philo around the corner from the source. Starts out with sharp acidity. Smooths out into an elegant wine filled with bright crisp fruit , touch of earth and forest after hours open.

Sep 2nd, 2019
David Shaw

Purple-red, very good clarity, light-to-moderate pigment extraction. Butter, blackberry and mint notes in nose. Blackberry flavor with cherry undertone, rounded mouthfeel, butter, lactic, mint and tart blueberry aftertaste. Later, blackberry with an undercurrent of black currant aftertaste emerges, replacing tart blueberry. Some skin astringency, slight seed bitterness. Lovely complexity and varietal expression.

Purple-red, very good clarity, light-to-moderate pigment extraction. Butter, blackberry and mint notes in nose. Blackberry flavor with cherry undertone, rounded mouthfeel, butter, lactic, mint and tart blueberry aftertaste. Later, blackberry with an undercurrent of black currant aftertaste emerges, replacing tart blueberry. Some skin astringency, slight seed bitterness. Lovely complexity and varietal expression.

Jun 10th, 2019
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2014 vintage. Half bottle. High-toned red fruit: pomegranate, crab apple, red currant, blood orange, red apple skin, dried herbs, dried red flowers, hibiscus, green tea.

2014 vintage. Half bottle. High-toned red fruit: pomegranate, crab apple, red currant, blood orange, red apple skin, dried herbs, dried red flowers, hibiscus, green tea.

Sep 25th, 2018
David Shaw

This pairing is in honor of my late hero Anthony Bourdain and of the (last ever?) G7 summit being held in Quebec City. I'm pairing this Cali Pinot noir (with rising tariffs in many foreign markets, buy it before prices escalate) with a little light reading for Trump's team on trade (Douglas Irwin is a star trade economist; this is his newly published 800-page history of US trade policy)
But enough pedantry - on, on to the wine: moderately extracted, purple in color, slightly cloudy. Raspberry and hedge notes in nose. Red berry, tutti frutti flavors with a hint of mint, later raspberry, cherry and blueberry, some seed tannins and barrel smoke in mouth. Moderate astringency and seed bitterness in finish. Light citric-lactic tartness in aftertaste. Give it time to open, complex in its crafting but tasty.

This pairing is in honor of my late hero Anthony Bourdain and of the (last ever?) G7 summit being held in Quebec City. I'm pairing this Cali Pinot noir (with rising tariffs in many foreign markets, buy it before prices escalate) with a little light reading for Trump's team on trade (Douglas Irwin is a star trade economist; this is his newly published 800-page history of US trade policy)
But enough pedantry - on, on to the wine: moderately extracted, purple in color, slightly cloudy. Raspberry and hedge notes in nose. Red berry, tutti frutti flavors with a hint of mint, later raspberry, cherry and blueberry, some seed tannins and barrel smoke in mouth. Moderate astringency and seed bitterness in finish. Light citric-lactic tartness in aftertaste. Give it time to open, complex in its crafting but tasty.

Jun 9th, 2018
David Shaw

Medium purple red. Mushroom, floral, wood and raspberry notes in nose. Strawberry, raspberry and sour cherry Kool Aid in mouth, mild lightweight astringency on finish. Licorice and mint notes in aftertaste. Wonderful flavor profile overall, allow 30 minutes plus to aerate.

Medium purple red. Mushroom, floral, wood and raspberry notes in nose. Strawberry, raspberry and sour cherry Kool Aid in mouth, mild lightweight astringency on finish. Licorice and mint notes in aftertaste. Wonderful flavor profile overall, allow 30 minutes plus to aerate.

Feb 4th, 2018
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.8

A little funk, pretty dried red fruits.

A little funk, pretty dried red fruits.

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2014
Jay Strell

Was hoping for more. Had that old taste w/o much fruit sadly.

Was hoping for more. Had that old taste w/o much fruit sadly.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2014
Gordon Walker

Beautiful Pinot showing really nicely right now. Strawberry jam, hints of mushrooms, cherries, great acid and tannins.

Beautiful Pinot showing really nicely right now. Strawberry jam, hints of mushrooms, cherries, great acid and tannins.

1 person found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
John Smith

John had this 6 years ago

John had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Kristie Tacey

Red fruit, earth, lilacs, brown sugar, light on pallet- very lively!

Red fruit, earth, lilacs, brown sugar, light on pallet- very lively!

Apr 3rd, 2017