2019 La Selva Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
We are seeking a new anchor vineyard source for La Selva, but in the interim bottled one from the stunning 2019 vintage by allocating material from our Anderson Valley Vineyard Designates. The 2019 installment blended out thusly: 17% Kiser Vineyard + 50% Abel Vineyard + 33% Edmeades Vineyard. Three distinctive deep-end sites—one on grey schist at elevation, one on decomposed sandstone on the mid-slope, and one on alluvial soils of the valley floor, respectively. The resulting wine telegraphs the characteristics of place—the purple flowers, the black raspberries and alpine strawberries, the pine sap. With some bottle age we expect the AV umami to emerge—dried black fruits, forest floor, porcini, and smoky mineral.
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