Observing the tiny domaines of Burgundy
taught Bryan Harrington that small-scale operations
could work in the wine business. So he
adopted the model, becoming a Pinot Noir specialist,
buying fruit and ultimately developing
an ardent following for the small-production,
single-vineyard Pinots he makes in a winery in
San Francisco. His is a microwinery, old-school
and truly artisanal, as he purchases fruit from
fastidious growers in the various cool-climate
regions around California that have suitable
environments for growing flavorful, nuanced
Pinot Noir. The fruit for this bottling comes
from Anderson Valley in Mendocino County,
three hours north of San Francisco. Anderson
Valley is famous for being one of the few
places in California where a break in the
coastal mountains allows Pacific air and fog
to venture inland, cooling the vineyards sufficiently
that the Pinot Noir grapes can ripen in
the slow, leisurely manner they prefer.
A swirl of the glass releases aromas ranging from sweet ripe cherries to yellow
plums. A high-pitched tone suggests mint or eucalyptus.
The rush of fruit on the tongue features cherries and raspberries made complex
by flavors of smoke, rhubarb and pepper.
The bright fruit flavors and mild tannins in the Harrington Mendocino Pinot
Noir make it especially versatile at the table. It will shine next to everything
from salmon and tuna dishes to duck, pork, poultry and beef. The wine’s
savory notes will complement grilled foods and, unlike a lot of reds, this one
can handle a bit of spice. Try the wine with coriander-crusted tuna steaks,
mushroom risotto or pasta, miso-glazed pork, or flank steak stuffed with
Serve a little cooler than room temperature: refrigerate the bottle for 15 minutes
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