As we learn our vineyard, we have been able to identify sections and rows with Reserve potential. This wine was blended from selected barrels and individual rows bearing only 1.5 tons of grapes to the acre.
This wine’s evolution in the glass is remarkable. Wonderfully delicate, yet layered with flavors and aromas, tones of wild blackberries, plums, red cherries combine with earthy notes of cocoa and dusty sandalwood. The underlying minerality is the signature of the vineyard.
Barrels: 24% New French Oak
Clones: 24% Pommard
11% Dijon clone 115
34% Dijon clone 114
31% Dijon clone 777
Cases produced: 240
Bottled in recycled Ecoglass: 25% less weight than our previous glass. US made.
Rusty Gaffney: PinotFile - Extraordinary! "Light reddish-purple color in the glass. Reserved but welcoming aromas of black cherries and darker red berries. Striking medium-bodied black cherry core which impresses the mid palate and lingers for half a minute on the finish. Smooth as a baby’s bottom with reserved tannins. Very classy and always the best wine in the Anam Cara stable. More reserved and elegant than the 2008 version of this wine, but more Pinot character."