2018 WALT Blue Jay Pinot Noir
"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."
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Focused and elegant with luscious cherry fruit and
Southern exposure, cobbled clay loam soils and
Due to its proximity to cool, steady winds from
the Pacific Ocean
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 40% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||The Corners Vineyard and Donnelly Creek Vineyard|
|Vintage Notes||Following 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!|