2018 WALT The Corners Pinot Noir
"Almost-sweet flavors of butter and butterscotch complement plenty of ripe strawberry and black-plum notes in this full-bodied and very smooth-textured wine. It's generous, ripe and delicious."
91 Points | Wine Spectator, Kim Marcus
"Rich, contoured and juicy, with concentrated cherry tart and dark plum flavors that offer creamy nuances. Cardamom and toasty notes emerge on the suave finish.
This is a very unique vineyard from Anderson Valley, featuring steep hillsides combined with light gravelly soils that create optimal ripening conditions. The Corners is typically sourced from the upper elevation blocks, where small vines and berries produce a concentrated and opulent wine.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 months in 45% New French Oak (François Frères)|
|Vintage Notes||Following a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!|