New Release 93 Points

2018 WALT Blue Jay Pinot Noir

$44.00
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SKU
18WPN7BJ
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Critic Review
93
Points
Wine Enthusiast, Jim Gordon
"Good depth of flavor and great structure make this wine appealing and complete. Smoky aromas of clove, cedar and black pepper lead to concentrated and rich black-cherry and red-cherry flavors on a moderately tannic texture."
93 Points | Owen Bargreen
"Sourced from an area just outside of Boonville in the Anderson Valley AVA, this Pinot Noir shows damp earthy tones that mingle with shades of wild blackberry and black cherry on the nose. The palate is plush with great texture and bright red and dark fruits that mingle with shades of cola and baking spices. With a great sense of mouthfeel and acidity, this beautiful wine will cellar well for another decade."
93
Points

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

Warm, inviting aromas of wild blueberry, clove, caramel, and forest floor rise from the glass of Blue Jay Pinot Noir. The palate is plush and layered, with roasted stem inclusion adding breadth and savory notes. Deep flavors of sassafras root and black cherry bring this wine to a full-bodied and balanced finish.

  • Clove
  • Forest Floor
  • Sassafras
  • Black Cherry

Our 2018 Blue Jay is sourced on steep hillsides. The aspect and light gravelly soils in these very rugged sites combine to create optimal ripening conditions. The resulting wines consistently present fruit of great depth and character.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Pinot Noir
Barrel Aging10 Months in 40% New French Oak
AppellationAnderson Valley
VineyardThe Corners Vineyard and Donnelly Creek Vineyard
Vintage NotesFollowing a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!
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Mile 438-445, The Corners and Savoy, Anderson Valley

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