The Wendling Vineyard holds the distinction as the most north westerly site in the Anderson Valley appellation. Sitting in the deepest end of the valley on a 450 ft slope with excellent drainage; there are three soil types, namely Ornbaun, Wolfey and Bearwallow complexes. These well drained hillside soils along with the cooler coastal temperatures provide for low to moderate yields, giving a darker and intensely structured Pinot Noir. Dark red and blue fruit notes with black trumpet mushroom and sage. The mineral notes and firm acidity scream coastal hillside vineyard. This 12 year old vineyard was planted to several exciting suitcase selections and Dijon clones. Our sections include an alleged DRC and a La Tache Selection. We consider the Wendling Vineyard one of a handful of "Grand Cru" sites in the Anderson Valley. We recommend giving this bottling the cellar time required for it to reach its full potential. Pair with a Seared Duck Breast with a plum reduction or a classic Cassoulet.
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Soils: Ornbaun, Wolfey and Bearwallow Complexes
Fermentation: 100% Native Yeast ,45% Whole Cluster
Gravity Racked Twice
Yields: 2 tons per acre
Oak: 25% New French
Selections: Alleged DRC & La Tache