2014 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (1 x 750 ml)

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The Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate in the Napa Valley is pleased to release its sixth vintage of Pinot Noir still wines. The Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of the Ferrington and Londer Vineyards, located at opposite ends of this coastal valley at the southern end of Mendocino county. The family’s experience with Pinot Noir dates back to 1967, when Jack and Jamie Davies first used this elegant red varietal to make their inaugural vintage of Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. Over the 49 years following that first use, Schramsberg’s winemakers have built long-lasting relationships with some of the best Pinot Noir growers in the North Coast. Developing upon this passion, history, and experience, second-generation Vintner Hugh Davies and Senior Winemaker Sean Thompson are proud to present this appellation-designate Pinot Noir wine from the 2014 vintage.

The Vineyards
Goorgian Vineyard is located at the northwestern end of the Anderson Valley, 10 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and situated on steep rocky north-west facing slopes with an eleveation ranging from 200-350 feet. From it’s highest point you can see down the southestern end of the valley and view Ferrington Vineyards another of our Davies Vineyards sites.

The Ferrington Vineyards property, located approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco and 17 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, is in a fertile pocket of land found at the edge of the northeastern foothills of Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley AVA. Between 360 and 440 feet above sea level, the three acres produce approximately 2.5 tons per acre of bright, complex fruit.

Tasting notes

Delicate aromas of raspberry, milk chocolate, and baking spice infused with vanilla rise from the glass. The palate leads with elegant flavors of juicy red plum and cherry fruit balanced by hints of mocha and black pepper that flow through the lively finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

92 Points- Editors' Choice
Posh fruit aromas, gentle and ripe flavors and a very polished texture make this wine more fun to drink now than its big sister, the Ferrington single-vineyard Pinot. Delicious red cherry, cinnamon and cedar threads weave a complex and layered flavor, with a good underpinning of fine-grained tannins.- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016)
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