2012 Navarro Méthode Á L’Ancienne Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $29. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is reserved initially, opening nicely over time in the glass to reveal scents of red cherry, herb garden and floral goodness. More polished and less ripe fruit flavored than the Anderson Valley bottling. The cherry fruit really stands out in this mid weight wine with additional accents of raspberry and baking spices. Very sleek and refined and quite forward. Does not have the fruit-filled finish of the Anderson Valley bottling, but is a more high-collared, sophisticated offering. Score: 92. Reviewed July 28, 2014

Winery: Navarro Vineyards
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