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Vineyard: Klindt

OwnersBob Klindt, Claudia Klindt
AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 LIOCO Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.85, TA 0.57, $50. This vineyard is located in the cooler deep end of the Anderson Valley. Sandy clay loam soil with fractured rock. Farmed by Bob and Claudia Klindt. Pommard, 115, 667 and 777 clones co-fermented with wild yeast. 30% whole cluster. Harvest Brix 22.4º. 18-day fermentation, aged 16 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · The nose is exotic and intriguing, featuring aromas of dark red cherries and berries including strawberries, dried rose petals and Nutella spread. Two days later the wine had become even more aromatic, taking on notes of grilled mushrooms with intense scents of spice and bright red fruits. Flat-out delicious on the palate with layers of dark red cherry and berry flavors enhanced with a dollop of exotic spice and toasty oak. The sweet, sappy mid palate attack is attention-grabbing and the finish is fruity and generous. There is a firm backbone of tannin that should integrate with more time in the bottle. A special offering that should age beautifully. Score: 94. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Claudia Springs Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.61, 220 cases, $32. Released May 2012. Pommard 4 and 5, 113, 115, 777 and 667. 10% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation and natural malolactic fermentation. Aged 7 months in French oak barrels after blending. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. A very appealing wine with bright aromas of cherries, strawberries, rose petals, spice and sandalwood. Mid weight flavors of cherries, baking spices and savory herbs, finishing long and generous. Very well crafted and beautifully balanced. Very good (+). Reviewed June 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Claudia Springs Klindt Vineyard Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.61, 245 cases, #32. Released May 21, 2011. The 8.25-acre Klindt Vineyard is in the deep end of the Anderson Valley and planted to 35% Pommard 4 and 5, 20% each of 113, 115, 777, and 667 filling in the remainder. 10% whole cluster. Native fermentation lasting 12 days. All clones fermented separately, blended the following summer and put back into barrels to marry for another 7 months before bottling. · Moderately light reddishpurple color and clear in the glass. Lovely scent of fresh red cherries and Asian 5-spice. Bright and juicy on the palate, featuring an elegant array of red Pinot fruits, supple tannins and a long finish with a refreshing nerve of acidity. Very good (+). Reviewed July 1, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Saracina Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $30. A boutique winery founded by John Fetzer and spouse Patty Rock in 2001. · Moderately dark reddish-purple hue in the glass. Shy and demure aromas of black raspberry jam with an exotic tea note. A beautiful wine with plenty of earthy dark fruit presence in the mouth. Notes of spice, brewed tea, and plum sauce add interest. Crisp and clean with a minerality evident on the long aristocratic finish. Impeccably crafted to last in the cellar. Still fine the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed November 2, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Claudia Springs Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.59, 245 cases, $32, released May 1, 2011. Pommard and Dijon clones. 10% whole cluster. Native fermentations. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very floral nose with hints of graham and baking spices. Medium weight flavors of red cherries with savory herbs and oak in the background. This bottle not showing as well as one reviewed last year. Good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique Elegancé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.65, 247 cases, $36. A blend of fruit from Conzelman, Ferrington, Klindt and Wiley vineyards. Clones are primarily Pommard and Wädenswil. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of cherries, baking spice, sandalwood and a new Prada leather coat. Mid weight flavors of cherries and savory herbs. Juicy, with mild tannins and crisp acidity. Seemingly quite fresh albeit six years old. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique The Noble One Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.59, 434 cases, $39. The core of this wine came from vineyards in the “deep end” of the Anderson Valley including Klindt Vineyard (115, 777 and Pommard) and Wiley Vineyard (115 and Pommard). · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Brooding aromas of black cherries, dark berries and briar initially. Over time the nose opens up considerably to a deep black cherry perfume. The biggest (but not big) of the three Harmonique wines with the most tannic backbone, but also the most satisfying. Beautifully balanced with intense dark stone and berry fruit flavors that make an impression on the mid palate, finishing with one of those peacock tail endings that Pinot Noir is famous for. Fresh as a daisy. All the Harmonique Pinot Noirs are well crafted and notable, but this one emotes. Reviewed June 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique Delicacé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.61, 422 cases, $44. Wädenswil clone from Ferrington Vineyard, 777 from Klindt Vineyard and Pommard from Conzelman Vineyard. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Not as aromatic as the Elegancé, but offering a pleasant array of darker red cherry and berry aromas. A step up in intensity with a hearty core of black cherry fruit complimented by a savory, spicy, chocolaty edge. Very soft in the mouth with a noticeably long finish that sports a bright cut of acidity. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 LIOCO Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.80, 265 cases, $45. Released in the winter 2009. Clones 115, 667, 777 and Pommard co-fermented, partial whole cluster fermentation, aged 12 months in 1, 2 and 3-year-old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Very appealing scent of gregariously spiced black cherries. Richly fruited but discreet, spotlighting black raspberry fruit. Very tasty, soft in the mouth with impeccable balance and a lively, lingering finish. The fruit really shows a vivid purity in this wine. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Claudia Springs Klindt Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

A young wine tasted briefly at the Grand Tasting. Fine texture, integrated tannins and a lively acidity on the finish. Bob’s wines are built for the long haul - I had a 1996 vintage of this wine at lunch at the event on Friday and it was startling fresh and tasty. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Claudia Springs Klindt Estate Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Like an honest reserve bottling, this is a step up. Deep on the palate and packed with sweet cherry fruit, my brief taste left a lasting impression. A wine to fawn over. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

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2006 Claudia Springs Winery Klindt Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc, 223 cases, $35. Released May 2009. The six clones are picked and fermented separately. After aging for 8 months in barrel, an initial blend is made from these lots and returned to barrel for an additional 8-10 months. Aged in 40% new French oak barrels. Of the 32 barrels in the cellar, 9 were chose for the Reserve blend at the end of aging. · The nose is very pleasing showing cherries, cola, oak spice and a hint of alcohol. Tasty core of cherry and cranberry fruit with mild ripe tannins and good grip leading to a dry and refreshing finish. Reasonably priced and a good food wine. Reviewed May 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Harmonique Elegancé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.65, 675 cases, $36.50, released spring 2011. Winemaker Robert Klindt. Aged 19 months in 70% new French oak barrels, and aged in bottle until release. Four vineyard sources (Conzelman Vineyard Old Block, 21% Cerise Vineyard, 16.5% Wiley Vineyard and 12.5% Klindt Vineyard). 7 Pinot Noir clones. · Very light in weight, featuring red cherry and berry flavors with underpinnings of oak and savory herbs. Fruit has faded and is swallowed up by tannin. I have had this wine before and do not believe this was a representative bottle. Withhold judgment. Reviewed June 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 LIOCO Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 118 cases, $45. This hillside site is 11miles from the Pacific Ocean. Soils are sandy clay loam and fractured rock. Very cool climate. · This wine speaks of the soil. Aromas of earth, smoke, grilled mushrooms, plum reduction sauce and a faint whiff of alcohol. Very earthy and darkly fruited with delicious black raspberry jam bringing up the finish. Moderate tannins and bright acidity. Rustic but in a good way. Needs full-flavored dishes such as grilled lamb chops. Reviewed October 1, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Harmonique The Noble One Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 372 cases, $53. Primarily from Klindt Vineyard, clones 113, 115, 667 and Pommard, and a little Day Ranch. Harvested at 24.5º Brix. · Red and black fruits on the nose with an appealing hint of minerality, cola and herbs. Similar to Elegancé but not as ripely flavored. Well-perfumed dark fruit on the palate with a good bit of animale and earthiness. Impeccable harmony. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Harmonique Delicacé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 274 cases, $55. The grapes for this bottling in 2002-2004 came from primarily the Wiley Vineyard. In 2005 a frost event led to a loss of all the crop and grapes were then sourced from Ferrington Vineyard (Wädenswil clone) and Klindt Vineyard. I was really charmed by the 2002-2004 vintages of this wine and prefer them over this vintage. Harvested at 25.2º Brix. · Lightest in color of the 2005 Pinot Noirs. When you smell this wine, you want to dive in. Aromas of red berry tart, violets, musk and Moroccan spice. A delicate red fruit core with a hint of mocha and spice, noticeable dry tannins and a dry finish. The oak is commanding. The nose trumps the flavors in this wine. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »