Cool climate pinot noir is a widely used buzz phrase today. But in the late 80’s Marty Bannister was one of the pioneers of the segment. She made these wines for over a decade when health concerns forced her to let the family label go dormant. In the early 2000’s her son Brook decided to revive the brand and continue working with these cool climate wines, maintaining his mother’s legacy. So many of the stories told through wine are about, place, history, or farming. This episode is about a son’s love of his mother and his dedication to making sure her place in wine history is maintained.
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Brook Bannister, Bannister Wines
2018, Bannister Riesling
This skin dry riesling was fermented on the skins adding intriguing aromatic and savory notes. Aromas of tart apple, lemon zest, and cumin are followed by flavors of apple, quince and exotic spices.
2015 Bannister Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir
Aromas of dark cherry and earth mingle with floral notes of this pinot from a classic vintage. Flavors of light berries are balanced by fine tannins and mouth watering acidity. This wine is all about finesse. Cellar of 3 to 5 years or more.
2017 Bannister Saini Ranch Zinfandel
Zinfandel made with the soul of pinot noir. Arpomas of mixed berries, mushroom, and tobacco. On the palate flavors of fresh raspberry, dutch cocoa, tobacco and white pepper mingle in this fresh, playful zin.