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2017 Goorgian Vineyards Pinot Noir (1 X 750 ML)
The Goorgian Vineyards are located at the northwestern end of the Anderson Valley, 10 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and situated on steep, rocky northwest facing slopes with an elevation 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 temperatures are ideal for Pinot Noir with nightly coastal breezes dropping into the 50s, 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.
This Pinot Noir starts off with dense aromas of chocolate covered cherry, black plum, black tea, clove, with a touch of orange zest. The well-structured palate, featuring marionberry, espresso and cola spice, is balanced with fresh acidity.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies
... this weighty, well-structured opus from Goorgian Vineyards wins top honors by dint of its fruity depth and seamless composition. It is, quite simply, a wine that has it all and, while very rich, it never so much as hints at excess. As fine Pinot Noir is wont to do, it shows a good deal of appeal in its youth, but, among its clan, it is the one we would pick first for the cellar without hesitation and urge that it not be opened for at least three or four years.- Conoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (November 2019)