E16 Wine Co.
2013 'The West End' Anderson Valley single vineyard Pinot Noir
California: Mendocino County: Anderson Valley
More and Moore
Today’s extraordinary E16 Wine 2013 ‘The West End’ Anderson Valley single vineyard Pinot Noir is one delicious, stunning steal of a wine.
This complex, balanced, juicy Pinot Noir is the stuff of Anderson Valley legend. Made by Daniel Moore, the former winemaker of both Martinelli and Lynmar, this 94 point Cellar Selection gem is guaranteed to please.
At the request of our more engaged and vocal Operatives, Agent Red searched high and low for a Pinot Noir that is perfect for summertime entertaining and dining. He was tasked with finding a wine that is at once food friendly, complex, balanced and affordable.
Well, with today’s 36% off price, this wine totally fit the bill.
This exquisite wine is very aromatic and full on the nose, with aromas of spiced black cherry, leather, oak. rose petals, acai berry, vanilla, earth, dried mushrooms and subtle spice box.
On the palate, juicy black cherry, acai, young blackberry, spice box, dried mushrooms, dusty dried earth, dried rose petals, limestone, and a very subtle cracked pepper.
Please enjoy this wonderful Pinot Noir with our strongest recommendation.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
94 points - Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, November 2015 - “Gorgeous, deep dark fruit aromas waft from the glass in this vivid, racy and pure wine. A concentrated but not heavy black-cherry note starts in the aroma, drives through the flavors and on the the lingering finish. Bracing acidity and fine but firm tannins add an elegant, appetizing mouthfeel. It will improve through 2022.”
91 points - Anthony Dias Blue - “Lush black cherry, black raspberry and keen spice; polished and deep; juicy and balanced on the finish.”
Deep garnet, with a very slightly opaque heart. After you swirl this wine, round after round of tightly-packed legs drift very slowly down the glass wall.
Spiced black cherry, leather, oak. rose petals, acai berry, vanilla, earth, dried mushrooms and subtle spice box.
Black cherry, acai, young blackberry, spice box, dried mushrooms, dusty dried earth, dried rose petals, limestone, and a very subtle cracked pepper.
Juicy and bursting with fruit flavors on entry, then earthy and spiced as fine tannins add an elegant, gradually spreading dryness across the palate. Cracked pepper makes a very subtle yet very pleasing appearance at the tail end.
Enjoy this very food-friendly Pinot Noir with spiced and coffee rubbed pork chops, grilled octopus with Spanish spices, or lamb kabobs.
What the Winery Says
- Daniel Moore
- Pinot Noir
- Mendocino County, Anderson Valley
- 5.7 g/L
- 11 Months
- 40% new French Oak