Anderson Conn Valley Pinot Noir 2017 | Cab-Lovers Pinot Incredible Deal
Anderson Conn Valley Pinot Noir 2017 presents a deep ruby core with lighter ruby highlights at the rim. A brooding aromatic profile of ripe plum, macerated black cherry, and Kirsch liquor. Lifted notes of crushed violets, clove and a kiss of smoke round out the nose. While the palate shows good density and breadth. This is a fuller richer style Pinot Noir. Most of all boasting an opulent and generous style that is perfect for wild duck, turkey, and pheasant. Drink now to 2024.
Winemaker Rob Anderson bottled Anderson Conn Valley Pinot Noir 2017 earlier than usual. Hence capturing the ripe, pure, fruit flavors and it worked. It just explodes out of the glass with ample aromas. We made Pinot because we love Pinot,” he explained, adding, ‘but it’s the last vintage we’ll ever make. Why did we want to know? “We’re really good at Cabernet, and we’re doubling down and focusing solely on Cab. Ironically, our last Pinot is the best we’ve ever made! Go figure. We call it our ‘Cab-lovers’ Pinot.”
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“We’ve always talked Cabernet, but for 30 years we’ve made a Napa Valley Pinot Noir,” he said. Pulling the cork and pouring the 2017 Anderson Conn Valley Pinot Noir in our glasses, it showed a deep ruby-purple color. “We made Pinot because we love Pinot,” he explained, adding, ‘but it’s the last vintage we’ll ever make.” Our entire production has gone straight to the mailing list in the past. But this 2017 vintage hasn’t been released. Rob made 700 cases. The mailing list will undoubtedly take it all. If you like it…we can talk. We call it our ‘Cab-lovers’ Pinot.”
Did we like it? Even there, in the cold caves at ACV, staring down open bottles of back-vintage Eloge and Right Bank, this Pinot Noir was utterly explosive in the glass—it bowled us over. Supple, perfumed aromas of red and purple florals lifted out of the glass, giving way to black cherry, espresso bean, and mocha. Powerful, dense, and richly layered with creamy black cherry compote, black raspberry, new wood cedar, soulfully warming, making us swoon. We took one look at Jim and said that Wine Access clients would want as much as he’d part with.
Sourced from a site in Napa bordering the Carneros AVA, this richer, riper style, has impeccable warmth, and it immediately had us thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. There’s a natural sweetness to most dishes served in homes around America in late November, and this is one Pinot Noir that will stand up to all if it, and your Turkey dark meat and stuffing. So, do as we’re doing… lock into a case (or more) and stash it for Thanksgiving week, and then some.