2017 Baxter Winery Pinot Noir "Valenti Vineyard"
Anderson Valley, California
This wine is a sleeper hit! Baxter is an exceptional small winery founded by a father and son team. Balanced and elegant, this reflects the cool climate, high elevation site five miles from the Pacific Ocean and at 1200 feet elevation. 100% whole cluster fermentation and aged in a mixture of stainless steel and oak. Fragrant and fresh, with notes of wild strawberry, forest floor, leather, tobacco, spice, bramble, figs, orange zest, black tea, pomegranate, cherry and sage.