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VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
The 2012 A to Z Pinot Noir invites with vibrant aromas of juicy berries, cherries, lavender and violets, evolving to clove, game, smoke and cherry tobacco. A succulent, focused attack has flavors of blue and red fruits, flowers and earth, then deepens with hints of mocha, gingerbread, green tea and cacao. A very ripe tannic structure is balanced by perfect acidity, giving shape and elegance to the concentration of lush fruit. A beautiful, complex, forward wine results, walking a tightrope between richness and elegance. Built for midterm aging, the captivating A to Z Pinot Noir once again sets the standard for the superior 2012 Pinot Noir vintage in Oregon.
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James Suckling-Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California - "A juicy and straight up Russian River red with dried berry and chocolate character. Full and layered. Delicious finish. What you expect..."
PRODUCER: Ancien Winery
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
724 Cass Produced
An intense spice filled nose gives way to delicious black raspberry and black cherry. The luxurious palate is loaded with dark berries and combines seamlessly with hints of dark chocolate, anise, and Brazil nut. The palate is full of textural, mouth-coating tannins balanced with a bright acidity. The chewy tannins, earthy spices and minerality complement the fruit and floral notes signature to this wine. Patience and ability to resist its youthful hedonism will pay off over the next few years as the palate continues to develop in opulence revealing even darker layers and more earth notes.
About The Vineyard‰Û_
Our Carneros Pinot Noir comes entirely from the Toyon Vineyard, located in the Napa side of Carneros. This vineyard was originally planted for us in 1998 with cuttings tracing back to the Swan estate in Sonoma County and Dijon 115 - followed by cuttings from Ed Penhoet‰۪s vineyard in Carmel Valley. Ed‰۪s selection from River Selection is a story into itself (ask us sometime!), and is sometimes referred as ‰ÛÏPisoni Clone‰ since Gary Pisoni took cuttings from the vineyard in the early ‰Û÷80s.
About The Vintage...
Timing is everything in life as well as in the vineyard. 2014 marked another year of record-breaking drought, however the year began with adequate soil moisture supported by well-timed rains resulting in an overall pleasant growing season. Warm and moderate weather with plenty of sun ripened grapes completely and made this an early budding and early harvesting vintage. Since everything was basically ready to pick at the same time, this made for an extremely intense harvest of long hours to ensure all the grapes received the attention they needed. Similar to the last two vintages, this year gave us an average sized crop with this one yielding soft, hedonistic wines that showed delicious fruit very early on ‰ÛÒ even in the barrel far before bottling!
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* You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase wine. By placing your order you have represented to Ludwigs Fine Wine that you are at least 21. All wines delivered must be received by an adult of legal drinking age.
* SHIPPING WINE IN COLD or WARM WEATHER
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