Type: Red Wine
Grape: Pinot Noir
Drew Family Cellars was established in 2000 with a mission to create age-worthy, cool climate California Pinot Noir. They settled in the coastal appellation of Mendocino Ridge and planted their own organically-farmed estate in what was once an orchard, at 1250 ft. elevation.
This bottling is a blend of fruit from their estate and lots from like-minded farmers at the Valenti, Fashauer, Perli, and Wendling vineyards, all of which are planted at mid-elevation, between 1200-1400 feet. The grapes are fermented with 20% whole-cluster bunches and aged in 10% new French oak, with the rest in neutral oak barrels.
Notes of dried violet, anise, dried herbs, purple plum, and cassis, with gentle tannins, and a nice balance of acidity and concentration.