2016 Baxter Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
Anderson Valley, California
This texturally complex wine retains an elegance and leanness indicative of it’s unique cool climate appellation. A beautiful, almost heady perfume introduces this savory and herbaceous Pinot Noir. On the palate strawberries and lush summer fruits combine with sanguine notes, as well as delicate over-tones of tea-rose, mushroom and Earl Grey. Bright minerality, dusty tannins, cherry cola and rose petal linger on the palate to provide a fresh yet multi-faceted finish to this partial whole-cluster Pinot. A perfect wine for a spring afternoon lunch. Try pairing with antipasti with hard cheeses, thyme roasted Marcona almonds or lobster salad on grilled french bread.