2015 Les Voisins Pinot Noir
Our 2015 “Les Voisins” Pinot Noir represents the focus and concentration that this
vintage will be known for. This bottling presents aromatics of black cherry skins,
star anise, and sweet tea leaves. On the pallet, flavors of raspberry compote and
red currants are met with notes of forest floor and vanilla. The lush, silky texture is
balanced with a lasting finish.
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 2015 vintage will be remembered for high quality, lower yields. We had the
earliest start to our harvest ever, and our earliest finish. The growing season started
out with unseasonably warm temperatures in late winter and early spring. Cooler
temperatures in May caused some uneven fruit set that contributed to smaller yields
at some of our sites. The quality and purity of the fruit from this vintage produced
wines with outstanding flavors and aromatics. We are excited to see our wines from
this vintage develop.