PINOT NOIR ANDERSON VALLEY

Saracina

APPELLATION

Mendocino County

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Pinot Noir

WINEMAKERS

Alex MacGregor

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.72
Alcohol
13.8%

BACKGROUND

Saracina is located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. The 400-acre ranch which includes a winery and sustainably farmed vineyards, is also home to a 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, beehives, and local birds and wildlife. The handcrafted, limited production Saracina wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful place in Mendocino County. Founded by husband and wife team John Fetzer and Patty Rock in 2001, Saracina has always been defined by a strong sense of family. In 2018, Marc Taub took on stewardship of Saracina, upholding the spirit of family ownership that has defined this iconic Mendocino County winery since inception.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

In the deep end of the Anderson Valley, at an elevation of 200 feet, lies Valley Foothills, situated looking down at the Navarro River on a west facing slope. The clone is Jackson, known for perfume and elegance.
The 2022 growing season was marked by low precipitation with some dramatic September rains that made for an exciting end of the growing season. The harvest took place on September 22nd, 2023.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were harvested by hand and destemmed into an open top fermenter with almost 100% whole berries. Native yeast fermentation began three days later and was complete by October 2nd. The free-run juice was drained directly into second and third use Francois Fréres barrels. Native malolactic fermentation was complete by early February. The wine was racked off fine lees directly to the bottling tank and bottled in early August.

TASTING NOTES

The lasting impression of this 2022 Anderson Valley Pinor Noir is one of delicacy and elegance. It has an ethereal, perfumed nose of sweet raspberry and cherry. The tannins are light on their feet, and ample acidity keeps it nervy, balanced and penetrating.

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