Bruce Walker and Wayne Hansen from Starry Night Winery fame have come together to offer a limited release of highly sought after Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Having received extended barrel aging, this fruit driven and elegant wine is a fine example Anderson Valley terroir at stunning price for quality.
Highlighted the best of the Anderson Valley. Aged in 20% new French oak for 16 months, the resulting wine is rich and elegant while retaining the vibrancy and purity of fruit for which Anderson Valley is known.
The 2015 Bruce Wayne "Anderson Valley" Pinot Noir offers aromas of strawberry and boysenberry dominate the fruit, while a spicy floral element shows rose petal, white pepper, cedar and tobacco leaf. Deeper aromas of sassafras and brown sugar mix with a dusty mineral component of graphite to hint at the complexity of this wine. The palate is brimming with rich flavors of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and coffee. Elements of molasses add to the satin texture, with an undercurrent of minerality and amber apparent in the mid-palate. The finish is smooth with notes of sage and tobacco that leave a lingering spice.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Aging: French and American Oak, 20% New
TA: .55 g/100 ml
It all started many years earlier when Bruce Walker, and Wayne Hansen began making wine at Starry Night Winery. Their motivation for this came from a shared life long passion for wine and an increasing disdain for the over priced and often mass-produced wines found in the market. To learn more visit Starry Night Winery.
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