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2020 Spazieren Pinot Noir

2020 Spazieren Pinot Noir
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In 2020 we made the decision to forgo Pinot Noir production due to wildfires, leaving us with some holes in our portfolio. This “opportunity” gave us some freedom to get creative. We harnessed our flâneuring spirit and looked outside of our region to explore other beautiful examples of Pinot Noir in hopes that our curiosity would uncover something significant. Indeed it did. In fact, it brought us to explore a new terroir. We've released two club exclusive Pinot Noirs from the 2020 vintage that were made possible by our friend and second generation Winemaker, Fritz Becker of the iconic Weingut Friedrich Becker in the Pfalz region of Germany. Learn More >

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
2020 Spazieren Pinot Noir offers a delightful blend of old-world charm and contemporary flair, boasting aromas of rustic cherry and pomegranate. Tart cherry and cranberry flavors intertwine with notes of savory earth, anise, and dried sage, all brought to life by impressive acidity that contribute to its invigorating freshness. With fine-grained age-worthy structure, the wine culminates in a remarkably long finish.
92 Points, James Suckling: "Spiced red- and blue-fruited pinot with note of crushed herbs, dried citrus peel and some wet stone character to it. Medium-bodied, fresh and vivid with juicy acidity and chalky texture. Notes of cranberries and sour cherries. Flavorful finish. Drink now, or hold." Nov, 2023
Production Notes
Flâneur sent Becker verticals of La Belle Promenade Pinot Noir and Flânerie Pinot Noir for Fritz to familiarize himself with Grant’s Winemaking style and our estate terroir. Next, Becker sent Flâneur numerous samples of barrel composites as options for assembling the final blends that would turn out to be the Flânieren and Spazieren Pinot Noirs. Flâneur’s Winemaking team, Grant and Anthony, as well as Owner, Marty, sat down for a long blending session to craft the wines. The final blends were then communicated to Becker to assemble back in Germany. Becker assembled the wine and on April 20th, bottled just over 236 cases of the Flânieren Pinot Noir and 270 cases of the Spazieren Pinot Noir.