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Claudia Springs Winery

Owner(s) Bob Klindt, Claudia Klindt
Web site www.claudiasprings.com
 
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Proprietor and winemaker Robert (Bob) Klindt is an Anderson Valley veteran of many vintages. He produces two Claudia Springs Pinot Noirs primarily from his estate 10-acre Klindt Vineyard (a Mendocino County appellation, a Klindt Vineyard Pinot Noir and in some years, a Klindt Vineyard Reserve) and is also the winemaker for Harmonique also in the Anderson Valley. His wines are crafted from a small, unglamorous winery underneath his house. His Pinot Noirs age very well. A small tasting room is located in Philo on Highway 128 next to Floodgate Store. Bob and Claudia are very personable and avail yourself of any opportunity to meet them.

Reviewed Wines

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 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 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 ARTICLE »

2007 Claudia Springs Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.59, 372 cases, $28. To be released in the winter of 2010. Klindt Vineyard is at the extreme western end of the Anderson Valley. Planted in 1998 in heavy clay loam over fractured rock and consisting of 8.5 acres of Pinot Noir and 2 acres of Pinot Gris. 35% Pommard clones 4 and 5, 20% each Dijon clone 115 and 113, and small amounts of 667 and 777. Aged in 25% new French oak barrels. Winemaker Bob Klindt. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Very charming cherry blossom fruit perfume with brown spice. Bright and juicy cherry bombast with gossamer tannins and admirable persistence on the finish. An impressively crafted and seductive wine, possessing a perfect balance of ripe fruit, vital acidity and refined tannins. Unbelievable quality at this price point. The best Pinot Noir I have every sampled from this top end Anderson Valley producer. Reviewed June 8, 2010 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 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 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 ARTICLE »

2004 Claudia Springs Klindt Vineyard Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 300 cases, $24. · Appealing aromas of cherries and strawberries with plump midpalate fruit. The wine’s rich Pinot extract is clothed in moderate tannins on the clean finish. Reviewed June 3, 2007 ARTICLE »