2014 Goorgian Vineyard Pinot Noir (1 X 750 ML)

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The Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate in the Napa Valley is pleased to release its first vintage of Goorgian Vineyards Pinot Noir. The family’s experience with Pinot Noir dates back to 1967, when Jack and Jamie Davies first used this elegant red varietal to make their inaugural vintage of Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. Over the 49 years following that first use, Schramsberg’s winemakers have built long-lasting relationships with some of the best Pinot Noir growers in the North Coast. Developing upon this passion, history, and experience, second-generation Vintner Hugh Davies and Senior Winemaker Sean Thompson are proud to present their very first Pinot Noir vineyard-designate release from Goorgian Vineyards in southern Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley

The Vineyards
Goorgian Vineyards is located at the northwestern end of the Anderson Valley, 10 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and situated on steep rocky north-west facing slopes with an eleveation ranging from 200-350 feet. Shallow loamy topsoil facilitates excellent drainage above a layer of sandstone and shale, stressing the roots to reach for nutrients and water. Cooler daily tempertures are ideal for Pinot Noir with nightly coastal breezes droping into the 50’s, creating the perfect sugar to acid balance in the grapes. This environment provides a long, even growing season which delivers mature fruit depth with a vibrant, acidic backbone.

Tasting notes

Aromas of black plum and black cherry intermingle and gently arise from the glass, with lighter hints of anise and violet following. The vibrant palate interplays the balance of mulberry, mocha, blackberry and black pepper and is sustained by a firm finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


92 Points
This nicely restrained wine tastes fresh and focused like the grapes rather than oak, with a lively, balanced feel in the mouth. Full of raspberry and black cherry, it keeps inspiring another sip. Time in the cellar will bring out more complexity, so drink after 2019.- Wine Enthusiast (December 1st, 2016)