2016 WALT Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
"The 2016 Blue Jay Pinot Noir is an Anderson Valley bottling consisting of fruit sourced from the Corners Vineyard in the town of Booneville. This deep colored Pinot Noir begins with aromas of dark berry, cranberry, orange, and peat moss as earthy tones come into play. This shows a bright acidity and wonderful mouthfeel with notable weight. Dark fruits mingle with red fruits in the glass as this shows terrific richness and terroir."
90 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
"From the Anderson Valley in the northern part of California, the 2016 Pinot Noir Blue Jay offers a similar smoky, meaty profile as well as medium-bodied richness, light tannin, and a charming, elegant style on the palate..."
Our 2016 Blue Jay is sourced from The Corners Vineyard, located on the outskirts of Boonville. Planted to hillside slopes with southern exposure, cobbled clay loam soils and rock outcroppings, the vineyard is at a high elevation of 500 to 800 feet above sea level.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 40% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||The Corners Vineyard|
|Vintage Notes||The 2016 harvest was early, with slightly lower than normal yield, but exceptional fruit quality. After many years of drought, we experienced winter rains that helped alleviate the dry conditions that plagued the revious four years. The entire ripening season enjoyed cooler than average days and nights. July and August were particularly temperate allowing for longer hang times, which ripened the grapes uniformly.|