Angel Camp Vineyard
2013 Anderson Valley Les Amoureuses Pinot Noir
California: Mendocino County: Anderson Valley
Today’s wine steal of a deal is offered to you with our highest recommendation!
When Angel Camp Vineyard offered us every last case of today’s Angel Camp Vineyard 2013 Anderson Valley Les Amoureuses Pinot Noir, we lept at the chance! And because we love the wine so much, we bought every last case. This is your final - and now only - chance to get your hands on this bright, balanced and elegant wine.
Wonderfully aromatic, with upfront aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, and wild strawberry. These are followed by hibiscus tea, pomegranate, soft spice and hints of forest floor and fresh savory herbs. Bright and fresh on the palate, with raspberry juice, dried cranberry, wild strawberry, pomegranate, cedar, dark spice and soft savory herbs.
Winemaker Philip Baxter is a California native who has been making wine in California since the 1960s. His career began at the Charles Krug Winery, then he went on to develop the Souverain Napa operation and was the head winemaker at Rutherford Hill Winery for its first ten years. Philip then moved to the Dry Creek Valley as the winemaker at Domaine-Michel and, after a long run there, went on to make wines at cult wineries Mario Perelli-Minetti, Fife Napa, and Terra Valentine on Spring Mountain. Today, he makes wine for Angel Camp Vineyards and his namesake Baxter label.
Some of California’s finest Pinots come from the Anderson Valley. The Anderson Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) in Mendocino County runs long the Anderson River, which flows northwest from near Boonville toward Navarro. The west side of the Anderson River rises to a region known as the Mendocino Ridge, a higher elevation aspect than much of the inland wine growing regions in Mendocino County.
Bright red with a very slight opacity through the darker heart of the wine.
Bing cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry, hibiscus tea, pomegranate, soft spice and hints of forest floor and fresh savory herbs.
Raspberry juice, dried cranberry, wild strawberry, pomegranate, cedar, dark spice and soft savory herbs.
Plush, elegant and very long with bright red fruits eventually succumbing to earth and spice elements. Eventually, the palate is left with a dry, crushed velvet feeling.
Enjoy this one with a grilled pork loin, game hen or even a nice juicy steak au poivre.
What the Winery Says
- Philip Baxter
- Pinot Noir
- Anderson Valley