2014 Les Voisins Pinot Noir
Our 2014 Les Voisins Pinot Noir showcases the stunning balance of the Anderson Valley. Rich and juicy flavors of fresh damson plum and raspberry are accented by vanilla, warm toasted sugar and hard spices. The fruit is luscious, just ripe and mouthwatering. The juicy fresh red berry fruit is rounded out by notes of sweet herbs, bergamot and dried tea leaves. This year's blend is the perfect marriage of ripe fruits, delicate spice and earthy elements of a cool-climate Pinot Noir. Our 2014 vintage has a stunningly soft and elegant texture. This wine will continue to develop gracefully over the next 5 years.
Derived from the Deep End of Anderson Valley, which is the coolest end of the 18 mile long stretch, the fruit for this wine hails primarily from neighboring vineyards. These sites bear a preponderance of Dijon and California heritage clones. Altitude and proximity to the ocean, combined with a high concentration of sandstone, provide optimal growing conditions for Pinot Noir.
The 2014 vintage started dry, but abundant February rain came just in time to break the winter drought. Warm spring temperatures encouraged an early bud break that kept vineyard development ahead of schedule through the entire season. Our harvest was condensed begining September 3rd and concluding on September 24th. For the first time, our Pinot Noir and Syrah harvest overlapped. Abundant sunshine and cool evenings created near ideal conditions for ripe and balanced wines with yields falling in the normal range.