Domaine Anderson Estate Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley, California, United States
December 31, 2018, Jim Gordon
“This medium- to full-bodied wine starts with a concentrated and earthy or reduced aroma, then brings on fresh, slightly spicy cherry and raspberry flavors shaded by damp earth tones. More than just a straightforward fruit bomb, it has nuances and complexity.”
Domaine Anderson is nestled in the breathtaking, fog-cooled hillside and mountain terrain of Northern California’s Anderson Valley. The cooling marine layer that is characteristic of this region provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. The wines are crafted with precision and care to express the uniqueness of our Anderson Valley terroir.
The Estate Pinot Noir is made from grapes sourced exclusively from our Anderson Valley vineyards, giving the winemaking team complete control over farming practices and stewardship of the land.
Eight selected estate sites comprising heritage selections and Dijon clones were hand harvested during the cool nights of late August and early September one or two punchdowns per day for 12 days on skin before pressing. 100% 60-gallon French barrel aging includes 19% new oak during an extended and cool malolactic fermentation lasting through the following spring. After 15 months in barrel, wine is blended and bottled with loose filtration.
Vibrant dark red color. Freshly crushed red cherry, plum skin and rose petal aromas. Round and rich palate makes for an easy-to-drink and fruit forward pinot noir with flavors of ripe raspberry, cranberry sauce and cinnamon bark spice. Supple tannin, good acidity and structure is in balance with a lingering and easy finish.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Wine Alcohol: 13.9%
Titratable Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Harvest Start Date: August 23, 2015
Harvest End Date: September 15, 2015
Bottling Date: February 13, 2017
Fermentation: 90% open top stainless steel tank ferment, 10% open top oak wood tank ferment
New Oak: 19% new oak
Aging: 15 months
Aging Potential: 3-5 years
Cases Produced: 3,280
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99