Drew Family Cellars

Gatekeepers Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.128 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ben Cane

Head Winemaker, Westwood Wines, Sonoma CA

8.8

Unfurling from a tight pretty beginning

Unfurling from a tight pretty beginning

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2015
Matt Lasater

On the leaner side but showing lots of finesse and elegance. Really began to open up after several hours. Will benefit with more time but the core if acidity really allows for a diverse pairing wine now.

On the leaner side but showing lots of finesse and elegance. Really began to open up after several hours. Will benefit with more time but the core if acidity really allows for a diverse pairing wine now.

Aug 3rd, 2015
Chris Paul

Wine Educator Copain Wines

9.2

Lighter in body than Morning Dew. Nice acidity. Still very young. Would love to taste in 5 years.

Lighter in body than Morning Dew. Nice acidity. Still very young. Would love to taste in 5 years.

Apr 11th, 2015
Cris Carter

Winemaker/Founder Weatherborne Wine Corp.

8.9

Bright cranberry, fresh acidity. Bit lean right now, but should soften with time. Quite tasty.

Bright cranberry, fresh acidity. Bit lean right now, but should soften with time. Quite tasty.

Apr 6th, 2015
Phil Stice

Drew knocks it out of the park. Bright California fruited but elegant structure. The weight and balance is incredible.

Drew knocks it out of the park. Bright California fruited but elegant structure. The weight and balance is incredible.

Mar 17th, 2015
Galen Hasler

Soft with good acidity and classic PN fruit. Delicious. Madame LeRoy are you tasting this one?

Soft with good acidity and classic PN fruit. Delicious. Madame LeRoy are you tasting this one?

Sep 1st, 2019
Brett Francis

As always another Drew Pinot that drank well, and that others at the party enjoyed. It was clear, rich and yet retained a nice delicate balance.

As always another Drew Pinot that drank well, and that others at the party enjoyed. It was clear, rich and yet retained a nice delicate balance.

Jun 11th, 2017
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

This is Drew, Fog-Eater Pinot Noir 2013. The color is darker than the average pinot. The legs are thin and moderately slow. The bouquet is elderberry and lavender. The initial palate is black cherry and spice. There are hints of pepper and vanilla. The finish is dry and lasts a good long while. The finish is beautiful and makes you thirst for another sip!!!! I bet you can't stop at just one glass! I couldn't.

This is Drew, Fog-Eater Pinot Noir 2013. The color is darker than the average pinot. The legs are thin and moderately slow. The bouquet is elderberry and lavender. The initial palate is black cherry and spice. There are hints of pepper and vanilla. The finish is dry and lasts a good long while. The finish is beautiful and makes you thirst for another sip!!!! I bet you can't stop at just one glass! I couldn't.

Oct 2nd, 2016
Rich Bourque

So so so yummy

So so so yummy

Jul 15th, 2015