The Morning Dew Ranch sits in the deep end of Anderson Valley, located on a south west facing hillside at approximately 600 - 800 feet in elevation. Planted by Burt Williams the eponymous founder of Williams Seylem, to several California heritage and suitcase selections. We source both a Rochioli and a 828- La Tache selection from two separate blocks on this hillside, deep end vineyard. The 2018 vintage was a cooler vintage which translated to longer hang time, pushing the pick date two weeks later. This classic Anderson Valley bottling delivers an elegant, finely tuned, ethereal and seamless wine with notes of pomegranate, shitake mushrooms, sage and dried red rose petals with distinct quartz mineral leanings. Using 40% whole clusters and fermented with native yeasts, Jason crafted another beautiful vintage from this pedigreed Anderson Valley site.
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Morning Dew Ranch is gracious and beautifully lifted in the glass. Perfumed and airy in feel, the 2018 is all about understatement. "
Antonio Galloni- Vinous 92 Pts
Wine & Spirits Magazine 92 Pts
"Most appealing" 17 Pts out of 20 (Superior on her scale)
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Elevation: 600-800 ft
Soils: Franciscan Series, Gravelly Loam
Fermentation: 100% Native Yeast, 40% Whole Cluster Fermentation
Gravity Racked twice
Oak: 25% New French Oak
Elevage: 11 months in barrel
Clones: Rochioli, DRC & 828 (La Tache)