2014 Mary Elke's Booneville Barter Pinot Noir
Mary Elke got her start with Apple Juice. Realizing that grapes could be decidedly more fun, she began producing exquisite Pinot Noir and Sparkling wines. She considers herself a farmer first and uses sustainable principles wherever possible. Here is a clue to her thinking:
There's a balance to both life and wine that I try to reflect in my vineyards. My Pinot Noir isn't about clubbing you over the head with one taste trend or another, it's about enjoying it with food and the people you like being with most. That's a 98 rating in my book.
About The Wine:
This wine has humble beginnings. We started making it as a simple Pinot Noir for our family, because we were drinking too much of our more expensive wines. We also used it for bartering in the nearby town of Boonville, hence the name. But a few years ago, we realized that this humble wine was expressing something quintessentially Elke, year after year, so we began to include more of our best grapes and use more of our best oak barrels in making it. Yet we are careful to ensure that this Pinot Noir remains solidly Elke-style, both in terms of taste and in terms of value. Although this wine will see less new oak than our Mary Elke Pinot Noir, it is still produced using the same traditional, handcrafted approach.
As with all of our Pinot Noirs, the special care we take in making this wine allows us to bottle it unfined and unfiltered, which means it may accumulate a small amount of sediment over time - that is an indication of a more natural, less processed wine!
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