92
points

Jackson Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The wine shows its cool-climate origins in bright acidity, accenting the rich flavors of wild strawberries, black cherries and plum. Firm minerality grounds the wine. The tannins are firm, 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.
0.55g/100ml
pH
3.57
Alc %
15.0%

Acclaim

92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019

The 2017 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley) is one of the more generous, sensual wines in this range from Kendall Jackson. Sweet red berry, mint, blood orange and rose petal are all finely sketched. Succulent and racy, with lovely resonance, the 2017 is enticing from the first taste.

91 points, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, June 2019

Light oak spices shade lots of fresh red-fruit flavors in this medium-bodied, generous and nicely balanced wine. It is well rounded and smooth on the palate, getting better with each sip.

 

Winemaking

Aged 9 months in 100% French oak (32% new)

Clones: 61.5% Clone 667, 21% Clone 828, 10.5% Clone 777, 4.5% Clone 115, 2.2% Clone 2A, 0.3% Calera

Vineyards

Sourcing: 52% Skycrest Vineyard, 45% Philo Vineyard, 3% Maggy Hawk Vineyard

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.

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