92
points

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.

$40
/bottle
$32.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
T.A.
0.52g/100ml
pH
3.66
Alc %
15.0%

Acclaim

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.

Winemaking

Aged 10 months in 100% French oak (28% new)

Vineyards

Sourcing: 80% Boont Ridge Vineyard, 12% Sable Mountain Vineyard, 8% Philo Vineyard

Video

blueberries, black cherries, cola, and dusty spices
Primary Aromas & Flavors
vanilla pudding with berries
Food & Wine Pairing
50-55° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape