l'usine - Annapolis Ridge Vineyard - Pinot Noir
Overview: L’usine is the French word for “The Factory.” It is an homage to all the Warhols of the world. All those with disdain for the status quo of a defined or insinuated model. All of those with the defiant nature shared by artists and winemakers past and present.
Annapolis is located in the Sonoma Coast and planted on a 30 degree slope in Goldridge fine sand loam soil. The ranch is extremely isolated and requires a lot of handwork to farm.
Tasting Notes: Aromatically, the wine offersnotes of clove, cola and sweet black cherry. On the palate, prominent acidity takes over and assists by throwing wild blueberry, olallieberry and freshly picked tarragon across the tongue. The finish is framed by an intriguing texture of soft velvet and dust paired with crisp acidity indicative of its aging potential.
Pairing: Seared Ahi Tuna
Points: 92, Wine Enthusiast
Format/ABV: 750 ml/15.0%
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