2021 Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve Mendocino by Martin Ray
Region: Mendocino, California
Crafted from hillside Mendocino County vineyards, our Pinot Noir offers notes of blackberry, cherry tart, dried currants, and touches of mace. Weighted with rich fruit and bramble, with a trace of dried Aleppo pepper, which carries over silky tannins and wet stone.
Our Reserve Pinot Noir is the embodiment of all of our favorite characteristics from some of the most acclaimed Pinot Noir growing regions in the state. Floral and spicy aromatics from Mendocino County, and bright red fruit with integrated, soft tannins from the Russian River Valley and Carneros, come together to make this beautifully balanced Pinot Noir.
The culmination of factors from another drought year in California surprised us with a beautiful vintage. An unseasonably dry and mild winter, which led to an early spring, forced the vines into bud break during peak frost season. A relatively warm, but even summer, resulted in early harvest dates, with lower-than-average yields.
Plush and structured. Pairs perfectly with balsamic fig glazed pork roast.