Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016

Produced by Waits-Mast Family Cellars

Situated at 1600 feet elevation, with a commanding south-east facing view of Anderson Valley, Rich Savoy’s vineyard off of Deer Meadows Road above Boonville is meticulously farmed in multiple blocks that are planted in a northwest orientation. The color is medium ruby, and the aromas open up to prominent red fruits and a touch of sandalwood, as well as subtle spice notes like clove, cumin and cinnamon. The palate is packed with pomegranate, alpine strawberry, cocoa powder and cedar. On the finish, the wine shows lively acidity, intense flavors and fine-grained tannins.

Icons/location pin Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
Icons/wine/red Pinot Noir
Icons/star Rare wine (140 cases produced)

The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Prime Rib, Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks, Steak

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Tasting Notes

Strawberry, Cinnamon, Pomegranate, Red Cherry, Clove

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Noteworthy Topography

Deer Meadows sits high above Anderson Valley at 1600' elevation and runs E-W in a saddle-type topography, creating diverse growing conditions.

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Notable Viticulture Technique

The vineyard is meticulously farmed in multiple blocks, and is often low-yielding, creating focused, intense and complex flavors.

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A Place In History

The 2012 vintage of Waits-Mast Pinot Noir, Deer Meadows was poured at a White House state dinner in August, 2016. The guest was the PM of Singapore.

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Award Winner

92 points, Wine & Spirits: "hues of cherry, cherry meat, black-cherry skin and raspberry...the structure holds it tense, dynamic and pretty."

Mendocino, California

Waits-Mast Family Cellars

Waits-Mast Family Cellars is a micro-production winery based in San Francisco. Our love for wine is rooted in Mendocino County. Through our selection of single-vineyard Pinot Noir, we aim to show the diversity of flavors and characteristics of one region, contemplating the influence of fog, ocean, mountains, forest and hillside across Mendocino County.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV: 13.5%
Harvest
Pinot Noir from 20 year old vines from Deer Meadows Vineyard, Anderson Valley (100%). Harvested on 2016-09-11 at 23.0 brix .
Press: Light-medium press, mostly free-run juice
Winemaking
Fermentation: Native fermentation
Clarification: No fining, no filtering
Aging
16 months in French oak, 28% new (Billon & Damy)
Bottled on: 2018-03-04