2014-C Borne Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California

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2014-C Borne Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California

The grapes for this 2014 Borne Pinot Noir were sourced from two vineyards: Ferrington and Beaujolais, west of Navarro. 70% of the fruit was de-stemmed while 30% was left whole cluster and the wine was fermented on indigenous yeasts. It was aged for 11 months in 30% new French oak barrels from the Tronçais, Vosges and Chatillon forests. The nose offers aromas of candied dried cherry, blood orange peel, cola spice and red peppercorn. Flavors on the medium-bodied palate are more savory in tone with cranberry, rhubarb and root vegetables like red beets and red carrots. The wine feels light on its feet yet gains a little weight after opening up with time in the glass. It ends with a clean sense of acidity and a seamless texture gliding into the dry, somewhat chalky finish. A bottle of this tasty Pinot will feel right at home on the Thanksgiving table and will also pair well with other autumnal treats like roasted Cornish Game Hens or Butternut Squash lasagna.

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