Our “Lazy Day” Pinot Noir comes from Anderson Valley in Mendocino County where warm, sunny days and cool, foggy mornings and nights create the ideal microclimate for producing this wine. This sustainably-farmed Pinot Noir has attractive aromas of plum, cherry and rose petal with lush flavors of bright red cherry, mocha, a hint of cola and a nice touch of spice on the finish. This is a medium-bodied, easy-drinking wine.
2014 was another drought year for California. We did have some rains in January and February that was just enough to fill our reservoir and sustain the grapes through a warm spring, early bud break, a mild summer and until harvest. A moderate growing season all year with warm days and cool nights led to an early harvest before the rains in late September.
The hand-harvested grapes for this Pinot Noir are fermented in macrobins and small, open-top tanks. Lots are cold soaked for two to three days to optimize fruit aromas and flavors, and various yeast strains are used for complexity. Fermentors are punched down one to three times per day. Wines are pressed when dry and then placed in barrels to complete malolactic fermentation.
Our “Lazy Day” Pinot Noir is delicious paired with braised meats, fowl, veal, salmon, lobster, prawns, and dishes with creamy sauces and spicy seasonings. Medium-textured soups and stews also pair nicely.
- Anderson Valley
- August 2015
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