Annahala Ranch Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
About This Wine
Our 2015 Annahala Pinot Noir offers fragrant ripe black cherry and red raspberry aromas with pleasing hints of dried rose petal and tea-leaf spice. Rich and mouth-filling on the palate, with characteristic supple tannins, its deep core of wild cherry, raspberry, plum and pomegranate flavors lead to a long, fruit-filled finish graced by vibrant cherry and berry tones, a touch of zesty spice and a vein of refreshing minerality. Appreciably bigger and richer than previous vintages of Annahala, the 2015 vintage, while delicious now, will further reveal its charms with another 3-5 years’ bottle age. From our 60‐acre Annahala Ranch in southern Anderson Valley, a region celebrated for its world‐class pinot noirs.
In 2015, we fermented 14% of the juice with stems – a traditional Burgundian practice – which enhanced the wine’s structure and added a pleasing spice tone.