Navarro Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from California

Item No. 74338
  • red wine
  • W&S92

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Mike Hines - Sammamish, WA (read all my reviews)

Color is just fine (3 of 3). Very nice boquet, but just short of promising greatness (3 of 4). Just right tannons, and refreshing acidity, this pinot has a full body with extended (though not complex) finish. Well balanced, and ready to drink this year (6 of 8). Overall, a very nice cool climate pinot! I'd buy this again to keep as core stock Pinot. (4 of 5). Total: 16 of 20
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Mike Hines - Sammamish, WA (read all my reviews)

This wine looks fine (3 of 3), but there is nothing special about the bouquet. The smell doesn't promise much (2 of 4). The tasting experience shows pleasant tannins, and refreshing acidity, still this wine falls short of being full-bodied. The length of finish is okay but is not terribly complex. The wine is well balanced and ready to drink this year. (maybe best last year…) (3 of 8). Overall, A pleasant wine I'd value at $12-$14 a bottle, but would probably not buy again. (2 of 5) TOTAL: 10 of 20
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Learn About Navarro

Our family has been growing grapes, in the Anderson Valley in coastal Mendocino since 1973. Since our production of wine and non-alcoholic grape juice is small, you probably will not find them in your local store. Consolidation and globalization are sweeping the wine business but mega-farming is not particularly conducive to crafting distinctive wines. Navarro is tiny and we don't base decisions on expediency or efficiency. We hand hoe on hillsides, punch-down fermenting juice in small bins and painstakingly train each stray grape shoot into its proper place on the trellis.

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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