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L'Usine Annapolis Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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L'Usine Annapolis Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

  • Country USA
  • Region St. Helena
  • Grape Pinot Noir 
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Annapolis Ridge Vineyard shows a dark garnet core with a neon cardinal rim. Aromatically, the wine offers notes of clove, cola, and sweet black cherry. On the palate, prominent acidity takes over and assists by throwing wild blueberry, olallieberry, and freshly picked tarragon across the tongue. The finish is framed by an intriguing texture of soft velvet and dust paired with crisp acidity indicative of its aging potential.
  • "Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir Annapolis Vineyard comes skipping out of the glass with dramatic notes of candied violets, black raspberries, kirsch and dark chocolate with nuances of lavender, underbrush and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of ripe, plush tannins and lively acidity supporting the perfumed red berry layers, finishing long with loads of spices coming through. 600 cases were made." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 95 Points, 2021-2035

"Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2018 Pinot Noir Annapolis Vineyard comes skipping out of the glass with dramatic notes of candied violets, black raspberries, kirsch and dark chocolate with nuances of lavender, underbrush and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of ripe, plush tannins and lively acidity supporting the perfumed red berry layers, finishing long with loads of spices coming through. 600 cases were made." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 95 Points, 2021-2035

Clearly the darkest of the three wines, the 2018 Annapolis Ridge Vineyard shows a dark garnet core with a neon cardinal rim. Aromatically, the wine offers notes of clove, cola, and sweet black cherry. On the palate, prominent acidity takes over and assists by throwing wild blueberry, olallieberry, and freshly picked tarragon across the tongue. The finish is framed by an intriguing texture of soft velvet and dust paired with crisp  acidity indicative of its aging potential

More Information
CountryUnited States
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

l'Usine is the brainchild of David Phinney of Orin Swift fame. Wanting to exploit some superb vineyard plots planted with Pinot Noir, he based each one off the picture on the front of the bottle. The expressions of the models and the way the picture is shot is meant to reflect something that he saw in the wine. The nature of this subject/object trickery; combined with the juxtaposition of the bottle informing the wine (rather than vice-versa) is typical Phinney: auteur, driven, splendid. And luckily enough - the wines are more than good enough to support such a high-profile, elegant design.

Fine wine like fine art also elicits romantic visions. Vineyards drenched in dappled sunlight or candle-lit caves. Grey-haired British ladies and gentlemen describing the traits and aromatics of a given wine in the Queen's best English. Wine like art is raw. It requires years of hard work. It has a high likelihood of failing. It is subjective at best. It isn't always pretty. Like art, for every good or great wine that is made, there have been thousands of failures. On the palate, prominent acidity takes over and assists by throwing wild blueberry, olallieberry, and freshly picked tarragon across the tongue. The finish is framed by an intriguing texture of soft velvet and dust paired with crisp acidity indicative of its aging potential.

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