Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Pinot Noir (750ml)
In the late 1800’s, the majestic Long Meadow Ranch property thrived with vineyards, apple orchards, olive groves, hay and a goat milk dairy until farming fell dormant during Prohibition. Over the following years, the property became swallowed by the encroaching forest until the Halls bought the property in 1989. The Hall family carefully breathed life back into the land, nurturing it back to its glory, and then some, by cutting back the abandoned olive trees and replanting the vineyards and apple orchards as you see them growing today.
There are over 150 acres of Long Meadow Ranch vineyards planted in Napa and Anderson Valley that are farmed organically. The Hall family and Long Meadow Ranch artisans work together on the various properties that make up Long Meadow Ranch focusing on agriculture, wine, food and service.
The wine shows a deep and resonating ruby red hue. The nose is full of earth tones, cherry, and a scent of violet. It is framed with an iron-like, mineral firmness. The palate is racy and upright, the profile is expressive and complex, with a classic and elegant tannic grip that goes beyond on a long-lasting finish. – Stéphane Vivier, Winemaker
Anderson Valley, located in Mendocino County just above Sonoma County, is one of California’s coolest viticultural areas and benefits from a long growing season, which is an ideal setting for Pinot Noir. This is a balanced and refined example of a cooler climate Pinot Noir from a new world winemaking region.