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2016 WALT Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - Appellation Collection
750mL

$44.00

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Jeb Dunnuck
From the Anderson Valley in the northern part of California, the 2016 Pinot Noir Blue Jay offers a similar smoky, meaty profile as well as medium-bodied richness, light tannin, and a charming, elegant style on the palate...


Our 2016 Blue Jay is sourced from The Corners Vineyard, located on the outskirts of Boonville. Planted to hillside slopes with southern exposure, cobbled clay loam soils and rock outcroppings, the vineyard is at a high elevation of 500 to 800 feet above sea level.

90 Points

Jeb Dunnuck
From the Anderson Valley in the northern part of California, the 2016 Pinot Noir Blue Jay offers a similar smoky, meaty profile as well as medium-bodied richness, light tannin, and a charming, elegant style on the palate...


Our 2016 Blue Jay is sourced from The Corners Vineyard, located on the outskirts of Boonville. Planted to hillside slopes with southern exposure, cobbled clay loam soils and rock outcroppings, the vineyard is at a high elevation of 500 to 800 feet above sea level.

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Vineyard Notes

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Focused and elegant with luscious cherry fruit and lifting acidity

Hillside Slopes
Southern exposure, cobbled clay loam soils and rock outcroppings

Exceptional Appellation
Due to its proximity to cool, steady winds from the Pacific Ocean

Tasting Notes

This wine is deep garnet in color with fresh aromatics of African violet, sassafras, and smoked paprika. The palate is dense and rich, with roasted stem inclusion bringing intensity and length. Concentrated flavors of baked pomegranate, wild blueberry, and allspice bring this wine to a delicious and distinctive finish.

  • Sassafras
  • Paprika
  • Pomegranate
  • Allspice
Wine Facts

The 2016 harvest was early, with slightly lower than normal yield, but exceptional fruit quality. After many years of drought, we experienced winter rains that helped alleviate the dry conditions that plagued us for the last four years. The entire ripening season enjoyed cooler than average days and nights. July and August were particularly temperate allowing for longer hang times, which ripened the grapes uniformly.

Bottle Size 750mL
Appellation Anderson Valley
Barrel Aging 10 Months in 40% New French Oak
Vineyard The Corners Vineyard
Varietal Composition 100% Pinot Noir
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