Drew Family Cellars Valenti Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

2017

£49.50

Availability: 100 in stock

Wonderful baking-spice aromas combine with ripe and vibrant black cherry and cranberry flavors in this energized, medium-bodied wine. A great structure of moderate tannins and lively acidity make the mouthfeel extra fresh and bode well for midterm aging. Made by Jason Drew from a micro vineyard on a steep slope overlooking Anderson Valley. Best through 2026.

Why we love it: Dark fruits = smoky = yes
Drink with: Beef, veal or game dishes
TECH
Sub-Region
Mendocino Ridge
Vintage
2017
Blend Info.
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol by Vol.
13.2%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Serving Temp.
9-12°
Closure
Cork
Drink
Now - 2030

WINE PRODUCER

Jason and Molly Drew started Drew in 2000 with a clear pursuit in mind: to craft small lot, cool climate wines that express site distinction and traditional varietal character.   Their moment came when they stumbled upon an old 26 acre apple orchard within the Mendocino Ridge Appellation.   While others saw a daunting project in this old forgotten orchard,  Jason and Molly saw ancient oceanic soils, south facing slopes at 1250 ft elevation, putting them just above the fogline and a true coastal climate, with the ocean a mere 3.3 miles away.  It didn’t take long for them to decide to leap and leap they did. The Drew estate winery at Faîte De Mer Farm was born.
The eight acre estate vineyard was planted to a collection of California heritage field selections, suitcase selections and several Dijon clones of Pinot Noir.  Additionally, two acres of Chardonnay were added along with a small truffle orchard to accompany the remaining 14 acre apple orchard. Faîte De Mer Farm is certified organic, continuing a 30 plus year tradition of farming to this standard on this site.

WINE REGION

From rolling hills to towering redwoods, the scenery along the North Coast is as memorable as the wine. With one of the coolest climates in the state, this region is home to more than half of wineries, including many of the most celebrated. And the North Coast’s renowned food artisans craft everything from olive oil to goat cheese, ensuring that your plate is as full as your glass.

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