Carpe Diem 2015 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Carpe Diem 2015 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

From the team at Domaine Anderson, this is a blend of fruit from nine estate vineyards. After tasting it with our panel, I later tasted it with Darrin Low and Arnaud Weyrich, who worked together on the blend, and who described it as a “New World style; a richer, riper pleasure wine,” comparing it to the “Old World, more transparent style” of their 2015 Domaine Anderson. In fact, I find this to be the more delicate and transparent of the two, open and racy, with a lacy fragrance of red apples and apple blossoms. Perhaps it is more varietal: It just tastes so much like pinot noir in its light wild-strawberry flavors and tight, slightly stemmy tannins. It’s completely appetite inducing, especially with King salmon roasted with chanterelles. (2,750 cases)

Joshua Greene is the editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine.