Jackson Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016
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.
92 points, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2018
Full ripeness and a moderate vein of sweet-seeming oak make this full-bodied wine taste sunny and appealing. Black-cherry and baking-spice aromas lead to juicy generous fruit flavors.
92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Feb 2019
Aged 12 months in 31% new French oak, the 2016 Jackson Estate Appellation Series Pinot Noir Anderson Valley has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and displays an earthy nose of tilled soil, fallen leaves and truffes with a core of red and black cherries and mulberries with a touch of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it completely coats the palate with vibrant red and black fruit, framed by fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long.
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak (28% new)
Sourcing: 80% Boont Ridge Vineyard, 12% Sable Mountain Vineyard, 8% Philo Vineyard