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2014 Lazy Creek Pinot Noir "Middleridge Ranch"

Winery: Lazy Creek

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Middleridge Ranch"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 418

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 2, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Pinot Noir from Lazy Creek opens with a fragrant blackberry and stewed plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a concentrated blackberry jam with notes of integrated minerality. I also detected hints of blueberry, black pepper and dark chocolate cherry cordial in the background. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors are very nicely prolonged. This is a big Pinot with lots of fruit flavors. I would serve it with slow cooked short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Between two ridges in the hills above Boonville, Mendocino County, sits Lazy Creek’s newest ranch, Middleridge, in Anderson Valley. Quiet and peaceful with warm, western winds sweeping across the vineyards in the afternoon, the flavors of the grapes are very fruit driven, but still possess the spice and minerality for which the valley is known. The 2014 Lazy Creek Middleridge Ranch Pinot Noir has a beautiful nose of vanilla, cherry and anise with a touch of cola, complimented by generous flavors of Bing cherry, black cherry and red plum with a background of spice and toast. This wine is a seductive and aromatic wine that pairs well with salmon, fowl and meat entrees such as beef bourguignon or rack of lamb.

Organic status: not organic

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