Lazy Creek Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014
Lazy Creek Pinot Noir comes from Anderson Valley in Mendocino County where warm, sunny days and cool, foggy mornings and nights create the ideal microclimate for producing this wine. This sustainably-farmed Pinot Noir has attractive aromas of plum, cherry and rose petal with lush flavors of bright red cherry, mocha, a hint of cola and a nice touch of spice on the finish. This is a medium-bodied, easy-drinking wine.
Wine EnthusiastA dark color and lots of fresh-fruit aromas lead to deep, ripe black-cherry and red-cherry flavors that taste clear and delicious. With more sipping, light spicy oak nuances emerge, including a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, but nothing gets in the way of the grapes' expression. Although full bodied, the wine is gentle in texture with just enough crispness and light tannin for good balance.
Wine SpectatorA sturdy, muscular, extracted red that you can actually chew on through the tannins, with earth, berry and savory flavors. This will win praise from those who enjoy the style, yet purists will miss the hallmarks of delicacy and finesse. Drink now. 424 cases made.