TN: Z-H Cllrs PinotNoir ValleyFoothillsVnyd '16...(short/boring)

Shared this ystrday with Paul:

  1. Z-H Cllrs PinotNoir ValleyFoothillsVnyd 2016: Med.color; rather bright/black cherry/PN bit earthy/dusty light pencilly/oak slight herbal/rosemary very attractive fragrant nose; quite tart/tangy/bit lean bright/black cherry/PN/spicy light pencilly/oak bit earthy/dusty bit rustic flavor w/ light tangy tannins; very long bright/black cherry/PN/bit licorice some earthy/dusty/herbal very light pencilly/oak finish w/ light brisk tannins;lots of bright PN fruit w/ an earthiness that suggests a RedBurg village wine; reminds a bit of the Navarro DeepEnd Pinot; a pretty classic AndersonVlly PN that needs a few yrs to shed some tannins. $nc (CH)

A wee BloodyPulpit:

  1. This is a wine that has a story. This is a wine made by Casey Hartlip and his ValleyFoothillsVnyd foreman. After pressing and being put to barrel, this gift barrel from a local wnry, they realized it had not been used recently and was leaking badly. Hurridly racking back to the tank, they were short about 5 gal of a barrel. From a wnry that takes Casey’s grapes, they were able to get a sound barrel and another 5 gal to put the wine to barrel.
    Casey felt the wine lacked depth & focus. He had crushed 4 tons of leftover Beaujolais-clone Pinot that Grazi took in at 30 Brix. This was then used as blending material to tweak the remaining Pinot. As Casey says…“it takes a village” to make a wine. So this is Casey’s “village” wine. It has enough earthy/dusty character to remind me a lot of a village RedBurg…but the AndersonVlly origins come thru loud and clear. An absolutely delicious Pinot. Thanks, Casey.

30 Brix? What the hell were they gonna do with 30 brix pinot?

This was uncontracted fruit that had had to wait for the right opportunity to be picked after other customers stuff was brought in. After a bit of a water ‘adjustment’ the wine came out quite nice.