Jackson Estate wines showcase our cherished vineyard estate properties located on rare, coastal California terroir of mountain tops, ridges, hillsides and raised benchland soils. This limited release allows our winemakers to emphasize the extraordinary terroir of our unique properties and craft very small lots for refined palates. Established in 1983, the Anderson Valley AVA is in a narrow valley carved out by years of erosion from the Navarro River. As the river runs through the valley and empties into the ocean, it cuts through the mountains to allow the cold ocean wind and coastal fog to creep in.
The wine shows its cool-climate origins in bright acidity, accenting the rich flavors of blueberries, black cherries, cola and dusty spices. Firm minerality grounds the wine. The tannins are powerful, yet with silkiness on the finish, while oak barrel aging brings a smoky, sandalwood note. Beautiful to drink now on release, this Pinot will age well over the next six-plus years easily.
Rich flavors of blueberries, black cherries, cola and dusty spices. The tannins are silky, while oak barrel aging brings a smoky, sandalwood note. Aged 11 months in 100% French oak (35% new). This wine was sourced from 83% Boone Ridge Vineyard, 12% Maggie Hawk Vineyard, and 5% Sable Mountain Vineyard. It is made up of the following clones: 38% Clone 667, 22% Clone 777, 4% Clone 828, 16% Clone 115, and 20% Clone 5.