2018 Bushong Cellars San Luis Obispo County 'Ananda, Derbyshire Vineyard' Pinot Noir
An elegant wine to savor while seated seaside, a gentle wind tussling your hair, as the sun begins to set.
Country: United States
Brand: Bushong Cellars
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Item #: 51090
About This Wine:
That’s why he sources fruit from the legendary Derbyshire Vineyard on the California coast, not far from San Simeon, for his Bushong Cellars Pinot Noir. Overlooking the ocean, set against windswept vistas and zebra-trodden hillsides, and adjacent to the Hearst Ranch, Derbyshire is both a marvel of modern viticulture and a throwback to the days of farming at the whim of Mother Nature.
Some have called the vineyard an example of “extreme farming,” as Derbyshire presents constant challenges. But its unusual location has shaped the complex and distinctive flavor profile of the Pinot Noir wines that result.
Bushong named his Derbyshire Pinot “Ananda,” which is Sanskrit for joy or bliss. Those are the feelings you’ll experience when you drink the 2018 vintage, a most expressive and enjoyable wine from a most unusual place.