Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard, 2017

Produced by Bee Hunter Wine

"On the nose it has red cherry, dusty rose, and violets. Little bit of charcuterie. On the palate, it's spice box, red fruit, little bit of astringency, oak is pretty well integrated; expresses itself as pencil shavings. Balanced in the mouth, not overly tannic, elegant, long finish. Earthy wet stone. Will get better for the next 5 years." - Andy's notes

Icons/location pin Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
Icons/wine/red Burgundy-style Pinot Noir
Icons/star Rare wine (175 cases produced)

The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Mediterranean Cuisine, Charcuterie, Pork Tenderloin

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Tasting Notes

Cherry, Violet, Spice, Stone

What's cool?

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Soil That Matters

The Wentzel vineyard, in Philo, is across from the Confluence vineyard. It expresses a lot more red fruit than Confluence. It is a lot more clay than loamy. Decomposed sandstone predominantly.

growth
Organic Farming

Planted in 1995 by Roland Wentzel, owner of Eagle Point Ranch in Ukiah.

Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Bee Hunter Wine

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV: 13.8%
Harvest
Pinot Noir from Wentzel Vineyard, Anderson Valley (100%).
Press: 25% Whole cluster.
Winemaking
Fermentation: Native yeast fermentation
Aging
35% New French Oak, 65% Neutral French Oak