George Wine Company, Healdsburg
Mixed Case 2017 Pinot Noir
The 2017 harvest marks the fifteenth for this label.
George Levkoff’s winemaking philosophy is to make wine as it is made at Williams Selyem, where he worked the harvests of 1999 through 2002.
The wine is made using gravity, is not pumped, and is unfined and unfiltered. George says the reason he makes wine is because he was moved by the wine produced by Burt Williams, the original winemaker at Williams Selyem. George Wine Company only makes Pinot Noir from the heart of the Russian River Valley. The wines are all made the same way, but taste differently because each grape grower has a different philosophy to farming. George Wine Company has a low alcohol/low oak style where the fruit is the key.
Your case of Pinot Noir are all vineyard specific wines from the Russian River Valley. The grapes for the wines come from three vineyards – Hansen, Leras Family Vineyard and Martinelli Ceremonial Vineyard. You’ll receive four bottles each of:
Ceremonial Vineyard: Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. Toasty oak engages the black cherry fruit with a luscious, sappy fruit core. The flaunting, very ripe fruit is hard to ignore, and is superseded by oak-induced flavors of herbs, cola and dark caramel. 188 cases produced.
Hansen Vineyard: Displays attractive notes of sassafras, plums and dark cherries with a medium-bodied, straightforward personality. 148 cases produced.
Leras Vineyard: Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is generously endowed with lovely aromas of black cherry, dark rose petal, conifer forest and a hint of oak. Very juicy, with hints of black raspberry and oak vanillin. 148 cases produced.
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