Featured Wine - Harmonique

25% off 2005 Vintage Pinot Noir

delicace

Anderson Valley AVA

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Wine Description

About Harmonique wine

This week's promotion offers Pinot Noir that has been aged and ready to drink for the holidays.  No further cellaring required! Harmonique has garnered many medals but most impressive are the Gold medals won at Mondial du Pinot Noir Switzerland.  With over 1300 samples submitted, winning a Gold medal here is quite an accomplishment.

Harmonique grapes are grown in Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California. It is recognized as a world class growing area, the perfect terroir for Pinot Noir. Our promotion offers the following options:

  • 2 bottles of The Noble One for $74 plus shipping - retail price is $99
  • 3-pack containing one bottle each of the Pinot Noir Vintage including: The Noble One, Delicacé and Elegancé for $118 plus shipping - retail price is $148
  • (2) 3-packs of the Pinot Noir Vintage for $240 which includes all shipping fees - retail price is $296

Award Winning Wine!

2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Noble One

The grapes for this European-style wine came largely from the 9 year old Klindt Vineyard Dijon 113,115, 667, and Pommard, supplemented by a small portion from the Day Ranch to add complexity. The 2005 wines were aged in 70% new French oak barrels until the following summer. At that time the wines were racked from the barrels, blended and returned to the barrels to finish aging--a total of 19 months in oak. Each lot and clone was aged separately, and then blended to result in the maximum complexity.

  • DOUBLE GOLD 2009 Best of Appellation Evaluation Anderson Valley
  • Gold Medal 2008 Mondial du Pinot Noir Switzerland, against First Growth Burgundies
  • Gold Medal 2008 Austrian Wine Challenege Vienna, Austria

2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Delicacé

The grapes for this Pinot came from the Ferrington Vineyard, (an important component of several highly respected Pinots), which, combined with a small amount of Klindt Vineyard fruit produced a wine in the Delicacé style. The Ferrington fruit is Wadneswil clone, uncommon to California but ubiquitous in Oregon.

  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - Best of Appellation: Appellation America “Ethereal”
  • SILVER MEDAL - Austrian Wine Challenge, Vienna, Austria

2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Elegancé

The grapes for Elegancé come from two vineyards, the Day Ranch, and the Conzelman Vineyard, primarily from its 30 year old cordon pruned Martini clone vines.

  • GOLD MEDAL 2008 Mondial du Pinot Noir, Switzerland, against First Growth Burgundies
  • GOLD MEDAL 2008 Austrian Wine Challenge, Vienna, Austria.

Tasting Notes

Indie Winemakers' Tasting Notes

Our mission is to provide unbiased opinions of the wine being offered. These notes come from up to 10 guests who tasted this wine in a blind tasting format (wine is concealed so their identity is unknown). Why this format? Tasting blind completely throws out any hype associated with a certain winery, style, price point, etc; it forces the taster to accept what is in the glass without any predetermined notions. Our guests utilize Robert Parker's Glossary of Wine Terms for their comments for consistency purposes. In addition, we utilize the wine aroma wheel to enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor. Notes are posted on this wine during the tasting to ensure they accurately reflect the impressions.

Tasting Notes - 2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Noble One

Indie Winemakers' Tasting Notes

Our tasting notes include sight, aromatics and palate. For more information, see our Tasting Techniques. These pinot noirs tend to blossom after one hour of decanting.

  • Sight: This wine is clear, dark ruby red in color with no rim variation. Big, slow teardrops. The cork had slight seepage.
  • Aromatics: Rich, opulent, riveting style, with layers of black cherry, blackberry, cola, sassafras and hints of mineral and pebble.
  • Palate: Deeply concentrated, long, rich and persistent, with flavors that coat the palate.

Tasting Notes - 2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Delicacé

  • Sight: Light in color and bouquet. The cork had slight seepage.
  • Aromatics: the wine is medium bouquet, offering currant, cherry, violet and mineral notes.
  • Palate: a velvety richness and flavors very close to wines from the Cote d’Or.

Technical Data

Vintage Description

2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir The Noble One

Harvested 9/22 and 9/28 / 2005 Brix 24.5 Alcohol 14.3% Acidity .59 Cases Produced 372

Vineyard source: Largely from the 9 year old Klindt Vineyard Dijon 113,115, 667, and Pommard , supplemented by a small portion from the Day Ranch to add complexity.

Tasting Notes: Bold as usual, The Noble One opens with a nose of brooding dark cherry fruit and plums. The texture is rich and silky, and provides a palette for flavors of black cherry, black plum and pomegranate which burst forth in the mouth. In the long finish, flavors of subtle oak, smoke and tobacco lend a note of complexity. Ready to drink but will age well with proper cellaring.

Winemaker Notes: The 2005 wines were aged in 70% new French oak barrels until the following summer. At that time the wines were racked from the barrels, blended and returned to the barrels to finish aging--a total of 19 months in oak. Each lot and clone was aged separately, and then blended to result in the maximum complexity.

2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Delicacé

Harvested 9/ 26, 28, 10/1/2005 Brix 25.2 Alcohol 14.4% Acidity .61 Cases Produced 274

We were fortunate to obtain several tons of fruit from the Ferrington Vineyard, (an important component of several highly respected Pinots), which, combined with a small amount of Klindt Vineyard fruit produced a wine in the Delicacé style. The Ferrington fruit is Wadneswil clone, uncommon to California but ubiquitous in Oregon. We liked the result so much that we will be using the Ferrington in the future whenever it is available.

Tasting Notes: The 2005 Delicacé shows its usual floral but subtle style, described by some as Burgundian. A pretty, feminine wine, it opens with hints of cinnamon, and allspice which flow into flavors of bright cherry and berry fruit. The finish is long, with a touch of flan and smoke. Ready to drink now, and with proper cellaring should age gracefully over the next 5-7 years.

Winemaker Notes: The 2005 wines were aged in 70% new French oak barrels until the following summer. At that time the wines were racked from the barrels, blended and returned to the barrels to finish aging--a total of 19 months in oak. Each lot and clone was aged separately, and then blended to result in the maximum complexity.

2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Elegancé

Harvested: October 1-4, 2005
The 2005 wines were aged in 70% new French oak barrels until the following summer. At that time the wines were racked from the barrels, blended and returned to the barrels to finish again - a total of 19 months in oak. The older vines produce a delicate, floral wine.

 

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