In the deep end of the Anderson Valley, at an elevation of 400 feet, lies the hillside Klindt Vineyard. This is certainly one of the most daring vineyard locations in California: its ultra cool climate puts Pinot Noir to the test, even in ideal years. The clonal selections, Pommard 113 and 777, are well laid out on the slope’s different aspects to capture the needed daylight hours and achieve maturity in this challenging climate.
The 2012 growing season was one of the most perfect in California history, with moderate temperatures, no major heat spikes, and adequate but not early rainfall. It was ideal for the development of nuanced, elegant Pinot Noir in Anderson Valley. We picked the grapes at 23.4 brix in the early morning hours of September 30.
This Pinot Noir is a pure reflection of a great vintage in the Anderson Valley. It is laden with raspberry and plum-laced fruit with an elegant tea-leaf scent in the background. The palate is smoothly textured, supple, and relatively rich for the appellation. Precocious and ready to drink, it could also be cellared for up to five years or more with rewarding results.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine would pair well with roasted root vegetables and grilled chicken or lamb.
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