2015 Drew Joshua’s Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 50 cases, $50. A new project from a 1-acre vineyard located in the “deep-end,” planted in the mid 1970s and farmed both organically and without irrigation. Clone(s) planted on own roots and unknown. Yield 1.1 tons per acre. Native ferments, 30% whole cluster, aged 11 months in Francois Frères oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, wild berry, underbrush and pine are echoed in the flavors on the palate with added notes of raspberry and stem. The layered fruit has noticeable depth, the mid palate intensity is grand, the fine grain tannins are nicely proportioned, and there is a lift of acidity on the finish. A suede texture adds to the appeal. Score: 92. Reviewed July 9, 2017

Winery: Drew Family Cellars
From article: Tasting 2015 Pinot Noir at Drew Estate in Elk with Jason Drew