This shows both the finesse of the Anderson Valley and the ’09 vintage that was so kind to coastal Pinot Noir. It has rich flavors of cherry jam and ripe pomegranate, with fine acidity, but there’s an excessive oakiness that gives it a toothpicky sweetness.
There’s lots of forward raspberry, cherry and pomegranate fruit in this soft, lush wine. Oak brings an additional layer of richness. It’s delicious—like toast spread with butter and jam—but a little one-dimensional. However, it’s a wonderful dimension to explore now.
A concentrated Pinot with layers of lavender, violet and strawberry compote, the medium weight of this wine has a ripe cherry note throughout. It might mellow with age, and it’s a good representation of Anderson Valley’s fine 2009 vintage.
Refreshing and clean, a tart young wine with bright flavors of orange pekoe, lemon zest and apricot. As the label states, it is dry, but finishes with a richly honeyed texture. A great summer sipper, or try with a salad of greens and tangerine sections.
From one of California’s coolest growing regions, the grapes nonetheless achieved the ripeness of white peaches, lending those notes to the aromas and flavors. It’s very clean and refreshing. There’s a nice toastiness that carries through to the finish, which is slightly sweet and bitter. To be released Spring 2001.
A brilliant gold color, with a fine stream of beads leading to dusty, bread dough aromas scented with lime peel. It tastes very dry, with citrus flavors and a sharp bite of acidity. The scoury finish is clean and refreshing.
This flavorful, appetizing wine would be perfect with a wide variety of foods because it’s so fruity and clean. The freshest, ripest peaches and nectarines float out of the glass, with similar fruity flavors; meanwhile, crisp acidity makes the wine bright and zingy. No wood mars the bright, pure flavors, which finish with a trace of almond-skin bitterness.