Drew Valenti Ranch Pinot Noir 2016

"We have been involved with this vineyard since 2006 and began leasing the whole vineyard in 2013. This vineyard is 3 miles east of our estate ranch which puts it about 6 miles from the Pacific. The soils are ancient ocean floor origin with high iron, quartzite, and shale. After 20 years, the vine roots have penetrated into the subsoils rich in minerals with varying amounts of clay and sand. The lower vineyard blocks create a wine which is refreshing and complex with sound structure and elegance for the long haul. Another unique aspect of this vineyard is that it straddles both the Mendocino Ridge and Anderson Valley AVA’s and can be used as a vineyard designate in either appellation. In March 2018, the Wine Enthusiast rated this vineyard in their Top 5 vineyards in this northern coastal area. We of course, already knew it was a very special site." —winemaker
Manufacturer: Drew Family Cellars
Availability: In stock
SKU: 36118
$16.26 (27%)
"Located six miles from the Pacific at 1,200-1,350 feet on an east-facing ridge, this is one of the most extreme sites in the portfolio, and the 2016 Pinot Noir Valenti Ranch is correspondingly taut and focused, offering up notes of wild berries, coniferous forest floor and earthy spice. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, concentrated and layered, built around a tangy line of acidity and framed by rich tannins. Both the marginal nature of the site and the small yields make themselves felt in this coiled, serious Pinot Noir that's crying out for 3 or 4 years in the cellar." —Wine Advocate
Products specifications
Country United States
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ML
Region California
Sub Region Mendocino
Wine Advocate 93
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 26.4