Overview

From the far reaches of Mendocino County, this powerful wine is characterized by fresh red apple, strawberry, and raspberry fruit, with woodsmoke, damp soil, and pennyroyal tea notes. A soft, juicy entry delivers intense cherry flavors, with a touch of mocha and spice. Velvet-textured, with medium acidity and fine-grained tannins, the earthy finish serves up saline minerality that speaks to this wine’s coastal vineyard origins.

Facts & Figures

  • Vintage2018
  • Varietal composition100% Pinot Noir
  • AppellationAnderson Valley
  • Harvest DatesOctober 4 and 5, 2018
  • Release DatesSeptember 23, 2020
  • Alcohol/PH/TA13.2% / 3.7 / 5.7g/L
  • CooperagesDamy, Francois Freres, Kadar, Rousseau, and Taransaud
  • Cases Produced1,884 6/750mL

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Critical Acclaim

“The 2017 Anderson Valley bottling of pinot noir from Bravium is a bit riper than the 2016 version, with this vintage tipping the scales at 13.5 percent octane. The wine offers up lovely transparency in its bouquet of black cherries, beetroot, very pretty spice tones, espresso, dark soil tones, fresh herbs and a discreet framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is deep, young and tangy, with a full-bodied format, plenty of ripe fruit down in the core, very good soil signature and a long, ripely tannic and very well-balanced finish. This needs some time to blossom, as today it is still quite primary in personality. But, there are good things waiting in the wings here. 2022–2050.” Score: 89+ Points

—  John Gilman, View From the Cellar

“Svelte, offering juicy dark currant, raspberry, and cherry tart flavors, with notes of freshly ground cooking spices. Forest floor details show on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,490 cases made.” Score: 91 Points

— Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator

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