Vineyard: Lazy Creek

AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesGewurztraminer, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2015 Lazy Creek Vineyards Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.75, TA 0.56, 286 cases, $58. Heritage selections and Dijon clones planted in one of the oldest vineyards in the Anderson Valley. Vineyard is certified California sustainable. Fermented in macro bins and small, open-top tanks. 3-day cold soak, yeast introduced for complexity. Wines racked to barrels and final blend assembled in July and bottled in August. Cooperage was 54% new French oak. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Demonstrative aromas of cherry, spice and earthy flora really entice. Beautifully composed, with a plethora of spiced black cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors framed by ripe tannins and deft oak enhancement. A savory note plies the background of this highly enjoyable wine that finishes with impressive length. Score: 93. Reviewed July 8, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Lazy Creek Vineyards Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.62, 809 cases, $38, released May 14, 2012. Heritage and Dijon clones in one of the oldest vineyards in Anderson Valley. Partially whole cluster fermented. Aged 16 months in 28% new and 72% older French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Very ripe fruit profile on the nose and palate. Black cherries and black raspberries are featured with well-proportioned tannins. A bit tart on the finish which shows some length. Good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Lazy Creek Vineyards Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 880 cases, $39. Release scheduled for Spring . The last vintage crafted by the previous owners (Josh and Beth Chandler and David Noorthoek, M.D.). · The nose is flush with dark red berries, cherries and plums with a hint of alcohol. A fruit-driven wine with a spark of underlying citrus. The prominent tannins and acidity overwhelm the fruit now but definitely worth revisiting when released next year. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Lazy Creek Vineyards Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc.,780 cases, · Some nice floral perfume at the start with tasty dark stone fruits and a velvety texture. Oak is evident from start to finish and moderate tannins on the finish need time to integrate. Reviewed June 3, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Lazy Creek Vineyards Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 640 cases. · Strawberry driven in both the nose and in the flavors, this is a fresh tasting Pinot that has some drying tannins on the finish it needs to shed. I like this wine for its purity of fruit. Reviewed June 3, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »