Anapamu Pinot Noir 1997 Front Label
Anapamu Pinot Noir 1997 Front Label

Anapamu Pinot Noir 1997

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    Winemaker Notes

    From the vineyards to the winery, the grapes for our Pinot Noir were carefully handled, preserving the delicate nature, aromatic flavors and bright character of the Pinot Noir grape resulting in minimal tannin extraction. The grapes were destemmed but not crushed, with 30% whole berries delivered to the fermenter, increasing the ripe fruit flavors in the finished wine. The grapes were fermented on the skins over a period of five days at a maximum temperature of 88o F. After primary fermentation, 100% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was then racked into French oak barrels from various Burgundian coopers. The tight grain of French oak lends subtle spice and vanilla flavors to the finished wine and is ideal for Pinot Noir. During the elevage period (or aging time in barrel) over the next eight months(average), the wine was given two non-airrative rackings, further maintaining the fresh fruit character of the wine. The wine was then blended and minimally filtered.

    Anapamu Pinot Noir is a bright garnet color, with enticing aromas of rose petals and cherries that follow through on the palate with sun rich fruit flavors of plums and red cherries. Toasted hazelnut and spice from the fruit and barrels give our Pinot a complex, deep styled palate reminiscent of many Burgundy wines. The wine is complex and expressive of the fruit-centered style of Central Pinot Noir.

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    Anapamu's distinctively styled wines showcase grapes carefully selected from quality vineyards in the Central Coast area of California. The sun-rich Central Coast is making a name for itself as a great wine-growing region by producing wines that exhibit unsurpassed quality and value.

    Anapamu's wines are made from flavorful grapes (with a particular focus on award-winning Syrah) and are approachable and unpretentious.

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    Let’s start with the obvious – Central Coast Pinot Noir is an incredibly broad category. This of course is because the Central Coast appellation is enormous, and it contains several stellar Pinot Noir regions within it, all of them kept cool by elevation or proximity to the ocean (or both). So we’ll break things down a bit with a brief look at each of these: Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey and the Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills. These are not the only Central Coast sources of good Pinot Noir, but they are the major ones. So let’s get started.

    In the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, just west of Silicon Valley, producers craft excellent Pinot in spite of serious challenges. The land is mountainous, rugged and can be foggy, the topsoil is thin and poor and yields tend to be low. Yet Pinots from the likes of David Bruce, Martin Ray, Mount Eden and Thomas Fogarty exhibit undeniable quality, along with bright red fruit, minerality, earth and herbal hints.

    Just south lies the large Monterey appellation. Monterey Pinot Noir is grown in coastal areas, taking optimal advantage of the cooling effect of the Pacific. The most highly regarded of these is the Santa Lucia Highlands. Situated on hilly benchlands south of the city of Monterey, this central coast region relies on a long growing season, night and morning fog and consistent afternoon winds to produce world class Pinot Noir. Attributes include intense, rich fruit, subtle earthy notes, spice and a silky texture. Look for producers like Siduri, Kosta Browne, Talbott and Lucienne.

    The Santa Maria Valley in northern Santa Barbara County (a section of it falls into southern San Luis Obispo County) is also a haven for quality Pinot Noir. A mere 15 miles from the Pacific, the valley runs east-west, creating a natural tunnel through which ocean breezes and fog flow. This effect lengthens the growing season and promotes both ripeness and development of acidity, lending Santa Maria Valley Pinots their characteristic full flavor, balance and elegance. The famous Bien Nacido Vineyard is located here, and notable producers include Cambria, Foxen, Byron and Au Bon Climat.

    Finally, we arrive at the Sta. Rita Hills, also in Santa Barbara County. Located in the western part of the Santa Ynez Valley, it too benefits from an east-west orientation that leads to the same conditions mentioned above. Once again the result is extended hang time for the grapes, which can be tasted in the vibrant, ripe red fruits evident in these Pinots, along with dense coloration and an impression of richness and intensity. Try wines from producers like Ken Brown, Ampelos, Fess Parker and Melville.

    As you can see, California’s Central Coast offers a wealth of options for any lover of Pinot Noir. Cheers!

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    PBC1259449_1997 Item# 10354

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