Borne Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017
This wine showcases a deep plum red tone in the glass. Fragrances of orange peel, red cherries and fresh peppercorn linger on the nose. The palate is bright and dynamic with a sinuous texture and racy acidity. Flavors of cranberry, sassafras and a touch of clove combine for a wine with an incredible spectrum of flavors and subtlety.
Located in the Russian River Valley near Sebastopol, California, Brack Mountain Wine Company is committed to producing elegant wines that reflect their region, vineyards and climate. The winery works with small growers, many of them multi-generation farmers, and all of them dedicated to sustainable practices. Since their launch in 2008 , Brack Mountain has introduced more than fifteen boutique fine wine brands to select national and international markets.
Anderson Valley, located in Mendocino County just above Sonoma County, is one of California’s coolest AVAs, allowing it a long growing season. Only 15 miles long, the region makes a slice eastward through the mountains, from the frigid Pacific Ocean. Dramatic diurnal temperature variations here preserve grape acidity and thus freshness in the finished wines. These are prime conditions for growing Pinot Noir, and the valley produces many fine versions. Characteristics of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir typically include crisp acidity, cranberry and strawberry notes as well as earthy notes of forest floor and mushroom.
Still Pinot Noir, however, is only part of the story. Pinot Noir, along with Chardonnay, are also grown for Anderson Valley’s exceptional sparkling wines. Produced via the traditional method, these offer a classic toasty note from lees aging, bright, complex fruit notes and a clean, refreshing character.