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2016 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (1 x 750 ml)
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 Countys 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. 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 elevation ranging from 200-350 feet. From its highest point you can see down the southeastern end of the valley and view Ferrington Vineyards.
This Pinot Noir features aromas of cherry, blueberry, plum, white pepper and cinnamon. The palate combines a juicy fruit forward entry with flavors of strawberry and plum, with tarragon, vanilla and nutmeg that carry through to the finish with a tangy acidity.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies
This well-modulated, well-balanced and delicious wine has everything in place from the light baking-spice and red-cherry aromas to the black-cherry, raspberry and rhubarb flavors to the tangy and palate-cleansing mouthfeel. It's especially good for the 'regular' Anderson Valley bottling.- Wine Enthusiast (December 2018)