Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir 2019

Producer Information

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.


2019 is the first certified organic vintage for the Domaine Anderson Estate Pinot Noir. A blend of 60% Dach vineyard, our Demeter biodynamic and CCOF organic certified 20-acre home ranch, and 40% Walraven vineyard, our warmest inland site near the village of Boonville and CCOF organic certified in 2019. Grapes were handpicked during the cool summer nights from late August to mid-September. Small fermentation batches were allowed to spontaneously ferment with indigenous yeast. A combination of punchdown, foot tread and gentle pumpover were used during an average 8-day skin contact maceration before pressing in our small basket press. Slow and cool indigenous malolactic fermentation in 60-gallon French oak barrique, including a modest 5% new barrel to allow for pure expression of fruit without too much new barrel impact lasted through the spring months. The wine was racked and blended just before bottling in the winter of the following year. 15 months in 5% new Burgundian barrels.

Vintage Information

2019 vintage is characterized by late spring rains and moderately cool temperatures, permitting longer than usual hang time on the vines and producing plump, flavourful berries during steady and slow ripening.

Tasting Note

Translucent pale red berry colour. Aromas of rose petal, red cherry with a hint of smoke and incense reveal elegant and silky texture on the palate. Savoury flavours of crushed raspberry, fresh mushroom and red bramble

Food Pairing

Pairs with braised meats, dishes such as gorgonzola with mushroom risotto, and a variety of cheeses.

Anderson Valley, California
100% Pinot Noir
Natural Cork

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