Domaine Anderson is nestled in the breathtaking, fog-cooled hillside and mountain terrain of Northern California’s Anderson Valley. Purchased by Champagne Louis Roederer in 2011, the Dach family vineyard prides itself on its limited production and classical wine making style. The cooling marine climate characteristic of this region provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of Pinot Noir grapes. All the wines wines are crafted with precision and care to express the uniqueness of the Anderson Valley terroir. The Pinot Noir is made from grapes sourced exclusively from wholly-owned Anderson Valley vineyards, giving the team complete control over farming practices and stewardship of the land.
The 50 acres of Domaine Anderson vineyard wines span the Anderson Valley, from the warmer, up-Valley town of Boonville to the cooler regions closer to the Mendocino coast. They reside on the valley floor, on gently sloped knolls, and on steep hillsides, and offer soils ranging from rocky, river gravels to the finest clay loams. The Pinot Noir is produced from grapes sourced exclusively from Estate owned vineyards, allowing complete control over stewardship of the land.
Hand-picked from 8 sites of estate vineyards, spanning the warmer Walraven vineyard northwest of Boonville, to the cooler and higher elevation of Pinoli vineyard toward the Pacific Ocean. The 2014 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir represents the domain, its farming philosophy and the Anderson Valley appellation. Small-lot fermentation with an average of 12 days on skin before pressing, a limited amount of whole cluster was retained in fermentation to ensure fruit expression and complexity. Slow and cool malolactic fermentations were allowed to last through until spring 2015 to retain freshness and energy. Aged in the cellar with 35% new oak for 15 months in small French barriques before bottling in February 2016.
Grapes are hand-harvested in small lots at ideal ripeness and transported immediately from the vineyard to the winery.
Attractive and rich, with dark red-violet hues. The 2014 Estate Pinot Noir shows its power with ripe aromas of earthiness and fruit: blackberry and wet forest floor with cinnamon and cardamom spice. Notes of bay leaf and toasted anise compliment the savory quality of this extroverted wine
Ideal with pasta dishes, roast chicken and charcuterie
Serve at 12°C
Aromas of red cherry, raspberry and blackberry are underscored by vanilla and cedar notes. Grippy tannins provide the backbone to the weighty palate, with tension, punch, and a vibrant acidity which lifts it all. A forceful wine which combines excellent Pinot typicity with ripeness and balance.
Anderson Valley, California
100% Pinot Noir