2014 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Ferrington and Beaujolais Vineyards
California: Mendocino County: Anderson Valley
Today’s Borne Wines 2014 Anderson Valley Pinot Noirr is another stunning Pinot Noir made by Dan Fitzgerald, whose career has seen him making wine at California Pinot powerhouses Robert Sinskey Vineyards and Williams-Selyem Winery.
We’ve featured many of Dan’s wines, but today’s offering offers particularly stunning value at today’s 50% off price.
This wine is lively and fresh on the nose, with cheery aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, cranberry cocktail, sweetwood, subtle spice, lightly toasted oak, forest floor and soft oak.
Bright and fresh on the palate, with flavors of Bing cherry, raspberry, dried cranberry, dried wild mushroom, woodsy forest, lightly toasted oak, subtle bramble and soft sweet spice.
Visit soon to reserve yours. Quantity on this one is limited.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
93 points - “Sommelier to the Stars” Chris Sawyer - “While there is no doubt that Pinot Noir is the most talked about red grape planted in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley, the true brilliance of the wines made from the region are based on the unique sites where the grapes are grown.
The latest offering is the Borne 2014 Pinot Noir, a flavorful wine made with fruit from the Ferrington Vineyard near the quaint town of Booneville and a smaller percentage from the Beaujolais Vineyard West at the deeper end of the valley near the Navarro forest. The Mile Marker 33.89 mentioned on the label is the entry point to this valley from the south.
In the glass, the wine opens up with magnificent floral aromas and nuances of ripe red fruits, sassafras, forest floor, peppercorn, tangerine peel and spice. On the palate, the flavors continue to develop with lively notes of cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry, cranberry, fresh sage and clove, a vibrant burst of racy acidity, and a long rewarding finish.
With fine cuisine, try this wine with goat cheese, fresh green salads with berries, heirloom tomatoes, tuna tartare, sushi and roasted chicken. ”
Pale ruby from core to edge, though slightly lighter at the edge.
Bing cherry, raspberry, cranberry cocktail, sweetwood, subtle spice, lightly toasted oak, forest floor and soft oak.
Bing cherry, raspberry, dried cranberry, dried wild mushroom, woodsy forest, lightly toasted oak, subtle bramble and soft sweet spice.
Medium long, with bold fruits up front, fading to reveal woodsy, earthy flavors. At the end, a softly chewy, grippy fell lingers on the palate, along with a hint of spice.
This Pinot Noir is a lovely aperitif wine, to be enjoyed all on its own, but it would pair very well with grilled chicken, pork chops with coffee rub or even a nice salmon filet.
What the Winery Says
- Dan Fitzgerald
- Pinot Noir
- Anderson Valley
- Harvest Dates
- Aug 15th and Sept 24th, 2014
- 11 months
- 30% new French oak
- Bottling date
- July 2015