Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2013 Navarro Vineyards Pinot Noir “Méthode à l’Ancienne” – Bottle Notes

Located in the Anderson Valley, Navarro Vineyards has been producing exceptional, fairly-priced wines since 1974. The winery is best known for its range of Pinot Noirs, including the showstopper Deep End Blend (available through futures). They also produce an age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon a delicious Zinfandel and their whites are noteworthy with a one-of-a-kind Riesling, Gewurztaminer and Muscat Blanc.

Light red in color. Almost translucent. 13.6% ABV. Subtle nose of red fruits, earth and baking spices. Light body with medium acidity. Surprisingly lean fruit on the palate. Flavors of cherries, cranberries, citrus and mushroom. Medium length on the finish. I suspect this will show better with 2-3 years in the cellar.

My rating: 89 points.

The wine is $32 at the winery.

I previously wrote about Navarro in If I had to Pick Just One Wine Club, It’d be Navarro. You absolutely must visit the winery if you are ever in the Anderson Valley.

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