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2018 Goorgian Vineyards Pinot Noir (1 X 750 ML)
The Goorgian Vineyard is 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 200-600 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, 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. Goorgian Vineyards is managed by our long-time grape growing partner, Paul Ardzrooni.
The 2018 growing season in Anderson Valley was not as warm as in recent years. Daily diurnal shifts, characteristic of the Anderson Valley AVA, were moderated by the cooler summer temperatures. Fewer heat spikes allowed the fruit to mature slowly and steadily, lengthening the growing season. Along with a balanced, healthy crop, this elongated growing season presented an ideal situation for full phenolic development with enticing intensity of freshness, and concentration of fruit flavor.
The 2018 Goorgian Pinot Noir starts off with dense aromas of black cherry, and blackberry compote, followed by vanilla baking spice, and a touch of black tea. The balanced structure on the palate has a rich entry of blueberry and marionberry, with a long finish accentuated by nutmeg and cinnamon.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies