2017 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir
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.
Our Estate Pinot Noir is sourced from three vineyard sites spanning the Anderson Valley from the warmer
Booneville climes to cooler locations in the Deep End near the Pacific Ocean. The soils are light clay mixed
with alluvial loam and sand.
We hand-harvest during the cool nights of late August and early September 2017. Kept small and separate,
21 fermentation lots were allowed to spontaneous ferment with indigenous yeast. A combination of
punchdown and gentle pump-over was used during an 8-12 day maceration before pressing in our small
Extended and indigenous malolactic fermentation in 60-gallon French oak barrel, including 3% new, lasted
through the spring. Wine was racked and blended just before bottling in the winter of the following year.
Color is a beautiful dark translucent garnet red. Bramble, blackberry and rose petal aromas are
complemented with flavors of black cherry and currant. A firm structure with graceful tannins provides the
frame for this well-built wine. Umami and salt hints balance the fresh tartness feel of the wine, lingering long
on the palate.
Tasting Panel, 94 points
The presence of striking acidity within a depth of boysenberries and cola makes for one dynamic red. White pepper–sprinkled Luxardo cherries go earthbound with mushrooms and dried leaves before the remarkably savory finish leaves a fine trace of plum skin on the palate.
Wine Enthusiast, 92 points
This full-bodied wine is deep and flavorful, topping black-fruit flavors with layers of complex black-tea and forest-floor accents. The mouthfeel is broad but grippy, showing moderate tannins and good acidity.
USA, California, Anderson Valley
100% Pinot Noir
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