2015 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 seventh vintage of Pinot Noir still wines. The Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of the Goorgian and Ferrington 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 50 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 Director of Winemaking Sean Thompson are proud to present this appellation-designate Pinot Noir wine from the 2015 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

This Anderson Valley Pinot Noir features aromas of dried cranberry, cocoa powder, vanilla spice and a touch of black pepper. The structured palate shows flavors of tart cherry, rhubarb, orange zest and dark chocolate, which carry through the finish with a bright acidity.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


94 Points - Editors' Choice
Bold ripe fruit flavors find impressive support from firm tannins and refreshing acidity in this natural-tasting and well-structured wine. The black cherry, raspberry and cranberry flavors are vivid and mouthfilling, while a lip-smacking texture keeps them alive on the palate and through a lingering finish.- Wine Enthusiast - February 2018