• 2021 Pinot NoirNew!
    South Hill
    Anderson Valley, Mendocino
    • (750 ml) $49.00
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Polished gem

Since Navarro wines are not available in retail stores, wine magazines are less likely to review them. We lean on wine competitions to show off our top-notch quality. However, here's a review that caught our eye and is also a good explanation of the wine:
“South Hill was Navarro's first Pinot Noir site, and though it's been replanted since initially developed, it shows the combination of wisdom and luck when it comes to site selection. Usually the fruit from South Hill is part of the 'Deep End Blend' offering, but in occasional vintages the team decides that the individual sites merit their own bottlings. It's a beautiful choice here, the wine showing rich cherry fruit and lively fall spice tones, supple structure and a spice driven finish at present—as this integrates more fully it'll turn into a polished gem.” —Rich Cook, Wine Review Online.

[above] Navarro's pruning crew at the top of South Hill. This block was replanted in 2003 to clone ENTAV 777 on 101-14 rootstock and the fruit from this section produced this 2021 Pinot Noir.

Platinum Medal winner. Best of Class. 95 Points.

Specifications
  • Harvested: Sept. 17, 2021
  • Sugars at harvest: 24.3° Brix
  • Bottled: Mar. 6, 2023
  • Cases produced: 102
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Titratable acidity: 6.4g/L
  • pH: 3.60