Vineyard: One Acre

AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Valerie’s Vineyard One Acre Carneros Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 62 cases, $40. 12th vintage crafted by winemaker Jeff McBridge. Vineyard farming is guided by Phil Coturri. Produced and bottled at Benziger Family Winery. Aged 18 months in new and 2-year-old French oak barrels. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Aromas of darker cherry, dried herbs and floral bouquet lead to a middleweight core of confected cherry and raspberry fruits accented with cola and brioche notes. Sleek, with harmonious tannins and inviting cherry fruit intensity on the finish. Score: 88. Reviewed June 5, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Littorai One Acre Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $75. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A very young wine that will need patience for full enjoyment. Aromas of black raspberry, pipe smoke and sous-bois lead to a mid weight palate of dark red cherry, red raspberry and red plum flavors with a leafy, dried herb note playing in the background. The fruit is embedded in young tannins and oak at this point. The wine is much more expressive over time in the glass, and significantly more appealing the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with more overt fruit expression and decreased savory input. Cellar this special wine for a few years. Score: 91-92. Reviewed December 10, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Littorai One Acre Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $75. Replanted in 2005. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of red berry tart, wet leaves, hay bale, spice and a floral note. Prudent concentration of fresh, dark red berries and cherries backed by ripe fruit tannins and underlain with oak-driven flavors. Notable persistence on the silky finish. Impeccable balance. Cellar for another 2-3 years. Very good (-). Reviewed February 22, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Littorai One Acre Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 140 cases, $70. The final vintage from this vineyard which underwent replanting due to phylloxera. As Lemon says using an opera analogy, “The fat lady came out for one last belt.” This vineyard was planted on poor soils on the Dear Meadow Ranch owned and farmed by Rich Savoy. · Penetrating aromas of crushed black cherries, ripe berry jam and spice. A special wine that is layered with rich berry fruit and an appealing earthiness that reminds a walk in a freshly dewed forest. The smooth mouthfeel is very comforting and the finish would make Hollywood proud. A profound 100 point Pinot Noir that one could sip all night. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Littorai One Acre Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 140 cases, $70. · I had a multitude of descriptors for this wine because it kept changing in the glass. Pinot Noir is, after all, a chameleon. At times I noted black cherry, raspberry, plum, sassafras, savory oak, char, violets and some minerality in the aromatic and flavor profile. A full mouthful of fruit but very smooth and light on its feet. Iron fist in a velvet glove comes to mind. Impeccable craftsmanship and a memorable wine. This too drank beautifully the following day indicating there are many good drinking years ahead for this wine. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

1999 Littorai One Acre Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc.. Alas, One Acre Vineyard had to be replanted and the 2004 vintage was the last for several years. · This Pinot is a showoff. The alluring aromas of dark cherries, barnyard and dark chocolate lead you to plenty of dark Pinot extract in the mouth. The mid palate flavors are big and powerful, yet the wine finishes on a lengthy and delicate note of cherry fruit. This is truly a complete wine with everything in symphony. This wine makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Reviewed February 26, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »