Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir 2021, Mendocino County, California

2021 vintage – “Our Reserve Pinot Noir is the embodiment of all of our favorite characteristics from some of the most acclaimed Pinot Noir growing regions in the state. Floral and spicy aromatics from Mendocino County, and bright red fruit with integrated, soft tannins from the Russian River Valley and Carneros, come together to make this beautifully balanced Pinot Noir. Each contributing lot of Reserve Pinot Noir is carefully monitored in the vineyard, and then hand-picked when flavor is at its most intense. The grapes are destemmed, and moved to stainless steel fermenters where they are cold-soaked and saigneed to concentrate flavor and aromatics. On average, they spend 8-12 days fermenting at moderate temperatures before being pressed and racked to 30% new French oak barrels, where they spend 11 months. “Crafted from hillside Mendocino County vineyards, our Pinot Noir offers notes of blackberry, cherry tart, dried currants, and touches of mace. Weighted with rich fruit and bramble, with a trace of dried Aleppo pepper, which carries over silky tannins and wet stone.”