Anderson Valley, North Coast

Ici/La-Bas

Victoria Elke Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

This is a revelation. I didn’t know Cali Chardonnay, aside from Kistler, could age. Still youthful color. Very Burgundian nose has wet limestoney earth, a little hazelnut, lemon oil, gorgeous apple/pear fruit. Focused in the mouth, nice intensity and length, surprising freshness. Blind, I would definitely place this as being a very good village Burg. — 2 days ago

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Love

Lioco

La Selva Pinot Noir 2014

At six years, still zingy and fresh. Sappy but lively cherry fruit, forest floor, a spice note, and a floaty sandalwood note. Electric acids in the mouth create the zingy palate impression, with intense and concentrated fruit. In my opinion, Mendocino PN’s usually aren’t the most complex, but they can have very direct, varietally correct, and satisfying Pinot fruit, and this fits the bill. — 12 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Tom Casagrande really nice wine!

Phillips Hill

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Man, wish we had picked up more of this on our last visit! Smells like blackberries and damp forest floor with maybe a hint of mushroom. Tasted a bit toasty and almost apple-y, though that could have been the vanilla toast notes. Really lovely and a very good embodiment of the Anderson Valley pinot flavor. — 7 days ago

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Texturé

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Ron R
9.2

Nice to see that some Cali vignerons occasionally move away from the new-world, contemporary examples of this varietal. The nose is soft and round, with notes of white tea and cedar. Palate purrs like a cat. It’s more delicate and lithe, with a silkiness on the mid-palate. Red fruits mingle with mild tannins. Finish is elegant and polished. I’d be very interested to come back and have.another look at this a few years from now. For sure, it will compliment delicate foods, perfectly. But also has the stature to stand on its own. — 8 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Jeremy Shanker
9.0

Still a baby. Let it rest for another 5... — 3 days ago

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Drew Family Cellars

Morning Dew Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Medium bodied cool climate Pinot. You can almost taste the climate. Structured and well balanced - not one of those pinots that just disappears in your mouth. — 18 hours ago

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Navarro Vineyards

Methode Á L'Ancienne Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Light purple red, very good clarity. Raspberry, blueberry and prune notes in nose. Cherry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry flavors, slightly lactic finish with some soft seed bitterness. Slightly tart overall, but tasty. 4078 cases made. — 7 days ago

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Navarro Vineyards

Estate Bottled Anderson Valley Dry Gewürztraminer 2017

Pale yellow white, sparkling clarity. Floral, pine, vanilla, and orange notes in nose. Pineapple, orange, spice, good acidity, mineral finish, close to bone dry, some skin astringency on finish, citrus finish with slight bitterness. On point for variety, righteous dry Gewürtz here people. Gotta love it — 13 days ago

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Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend 2013

Showing a bit of gold, somehow both chewy and bright. — 2 days ago

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Roederer Estate

Estate Bottled Anderson Valley Brut Rosé Blend

How I adore this. Roederer is legion, and this wine rocks. It’s toast with raspberry jam and a glass of blood orange juice. All sprinkled with candied violets and love. I can’t prove the love part but someone raised this wine right. Take it wine in hand take it in glass take it in. — 22 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

🍾Cheers!
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@Trixie cheers! 🥂