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2006 Navarro Vineyards Pinot Noir "Methode a L'Ancienne"

Navarro Vineyards 2006 Methode a L'Ancienne Pinot Noir

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Methode a L'Ancienne"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $29

Cases produced: 5,543

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 11, 2009

Wine Review: After reviewing the results of our recent blind tasting of Pinot Noirs, it became clear very quickly that this offering from Navarro was one of the best deals in the tasting. This dark ruby colored offering opens with an attractive strawberry bouquet with a hint of spice mixed in. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced, and smooth with a delicious strawberry flavor. The finish is dry and it was subtle. The panel felt this was a very food friendly Pinot and it would pair very nicely with salmon or lobster. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: We're nervous Pinot Noir farmers. In 2006 we thinned our Pinot fields three times to balance the vines well before veraison, the time when grapes start to color and ripening speeds up. The berries were uniform in size, as opposed to the two prior vintages that displayed a mixture of normal and tiny berries. As a result, this vintage may not be quite as intense as the previous two but the Pinot perfume and silky flavors will make you swoon with pleasure.

Organic status: not organic

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