L’usine Annapolis Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018


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Introducing L’Usine Annapolis Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, a wine that embodies the allure of the Sonoma Coast and showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of the winemakers.

Grown in the prestigious Annapolis vineyard, nestled in the Sonoma Coast, this Pinot Noir is a true representation of the unique terroir. Planted on a 30-degree slope and cultivated in Goldridge fine sand loam soil, the grapes from Blocks 10, 14, and 12 have been carefully cultivated and hand-harvested, ensuring only the highest quality fruit is chosen for this exceptional wine.

The winemaking process begins with 100% destemming, followed by a 4-5 day cold soak to extract the purest expressions of the Pinot Noir grapes. Each pick and lot is kept separate, allowing for precise control over the blending process. With an extended maceration period of 14-18 days on the skins and regular punch-downs, the wine achieves optimal extraction of flavors and aromas.

After gravity racking to French oak barrels, where it rests on the lees without stirring, the wine ages for 9 months. Predominantly aged in Ermitage and Alain Fouquet barrels, with 70% new oak, this Pinot Noir develops rich complexity and subtle oak influences, elevating the overall experience.

In the glass, L’Usine Annapolis Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir reveals a dark garnet core with a neon cardinal rim, captivating the eye with its deep and inviting color. On the nose, notes of clove, cola, and sweet black cherry entice the senses, previewing the depth and complexity to come.

On the palate, this wine shines with prominent acidity, imparting vibrancy to the flavors. Wild blueberry, olallieberry, and freshly picked tarragon dance across the tongue, creating a symphony of flavors that excites and delights. The finish is framed by a captivating texture of soft velvet and dust, perfectly balanced with crisp acidity, hinting at the aging potential that lies within.

L’Usine Annapolis Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir is a wine that captures the essence of its unique vineyard and showcases the skillful winemaking techniques employed. It is a wine that will elevate any occasion, whether enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite dishes.

Indulge in the allure of L’Usine Annapolis Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, a wine that exemplifies the beauty and complexity of Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.  A vintage worth experiencing, perfectly sized at 750ml, this wine promises to deliver a mesmerizing and unforgettable tasting experience.

Additional information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 3.75 × 3.75 × 12 in


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