Pinot Series Shipped!

3/23/2009

In today's shipment of the Pinot Noir Series, the Gold Medal Wine Club is pleased to feature the 2006 Anderson Valley Pinot from Londer Vineyards. Londer Vineyards has been named 'One of the Four Wineries to Visit in Anderson Valley' by top wine publication, Wine Spectator. Owned and managed by Shirlee and Larry Londer, the vineyard and winemaking is a labor of love and a second career for the Londer's. They began producing wine in 2001 with the help of winemaker Greg LaFollette and that first release received promising reviews encouraging them to fulfill their dreams. Rick Davis, a former top producing winemaker on the Sonoma Coast, joined Londer Vineyards in 2005 and is behind this latest offering. Approximately 120 miles north of San Francisco, Anderson Valley is one of the coolest of California's wine growing regions making it perfect for Pinot Noir varietals. The Londer 2006 Pinot beautifully expresses the region's flavor potential with aromas of cranberry-raspberry cocktail, cinnamon sticks, fresh raspberries and strawberries. Gold Medal Wine Club selected the wine based on a 91 score from Connoisseur's Guide, 90 points from Wine Spectator and an 88 plus a best buy from Wine & Spirits Magazine. Please enjoy this offering and tell us what you think.