2012 Anderson Valley Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Ferrington Vineyard
California: Mendocino County: Anderson Valley
Today’s Daniel 2012 Anderson Valley Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir is a truly superb wine. In fact, the wine is so excellent that one of our tasting panelists could not help but exclaim, “Wow, this is great Pinot!”
Winemaker Dan Fitzgerald honed his Pinot-making skills at Williams-Selyem Winery, makers of some of the most exclusive Pinots in the world. Prior to his stint at Selyem, Dan made wines for James Halliday’s Coldstream Hills Winery in Australia’s Yarra Valley, Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa Valley and Pellegrini Family Vineyards.
This guy has serious skills.
Aromas leap out of the glass, led by cherry cola, red plum, sassafras and earl grey tea. As the wine opens, it unpacks wild mushroom, fall forest floor, cherry preserve, orange blossom, dried rose petal and dried raspberry.
On the palate, this wine bursts with balanced flavors of Bing cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry, Santa Rosa plum, dried violet, dried mushroom, forest floor, cedar and a hint of flinty mineral.
This is a must-buy Pinot Noir, dear Operatives. Enjoy now and over the next few years.
Perfect ruby red with lighter pink edges that catch the light.
Cherry cola, red plum, sassafras and earl grey tea, wild mushroom, fall forest floor, cherry preserve, orange blossom, dried rose petal and dried raspberry.
Bing cherry, raspberry, wild strawberry, Santa Rosa plum, dried violet, dried mushroom, forest floor, cedar and a hint of flinty mineral.
Very elegant and packed with balanced flavors, from the juicy beginning to the plush, slightly drying end.
Enjoy this really lovely Pinot with plank grilled salmon steaks or an herb roasted chicken. For an exotic treat, how about seared scallops with truffle oil and garlic?
What the Winery Says
- Daniel Fitzgerald
- Ferrington Vineyard
- Anderson Valley
- Pinot Noir
- Harvest Date
- September 15th, 2012
- 10 months
- 100% French oak (45% new)
- Bottling date
- August 2013
- 100 cases