2017 Westwood Pinot Noir, Wendling Vineyard, Anderson Valley, Magnum
Fresh red cherries, violets, and spice aromatics abound, accompanied by rich earth and soil notes. On the palate tannins are consistent and elegant, leading to a persistent finish. This Pinot is a true, distinctive and age-worthy expression of the complexity of the Anderson Valley.
Only six barrels bottled (150 cases)
Produced from Biodynamic, Organic and Sustainable Vineyards
23.4 Brix at harvest
16 months in French Oak, 33% new
Farmed biodynamically, the vineyard is found northernmost in the Anderson Valley AVA and the closest to the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard is planted to a broad array of clones under the consultation of Littorai's Ted Lemon.
Hand-harvest at night, the fruit was sorted then fermented with 8% whole clusters. 6 days cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 17 days on the skins, gently basket pressed to French oak barrels. Aged for 16 months then bottled unfiltered.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with everything from herb-roasted chicken to sauteèd wild mushrooms.