Stature Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2022

The Edmeades Vineyard delivers a captivating blend of dark cherry and vibrant cranberry flavors, with a focused well-balanced palate. The Skycrest Vineyard contributes notes of strawberry, briary, and plum, accompanied by bold, structured tannins and lingering finish.

$90
/bottle
$72.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
T.A.
5.53g/l
pH
3.59
Alc %
14.5%

Winemaking

Following traditional winemaking practices, we handpicked much of the fruit early in the morning, with a small section being machine picked. We ferment in small, open top fermenters keeping each block separate. The wines are aged in French oak barrels softening the tannins and imparting delicate spice notes into the wine. We hand select eight barrels from the different vineyard blocks that express balanced fruit and exceptional mouthfeel which showcases the unique ruggedness and excellence of their terroir.

 

Vineyards

Established in 1983, the Anderson Valley AVA has become synonymous with exceptional Pinot Noir production. This coveted wine region, nestled within a narrow valley sculpted by the Navarro River, benefits form the combination of cool climate and geography. As the river meanders through the valley and flows into the Pacific Ocean, it carves a path through the surrounding mountains, ushering in cool ocean winds and coastal fog. These maritime influences created the ideal climate for growing Pinot Noir.

Perched atop the ridge overlooking the town of Boonville, the Skycrest Vineyard represents the rugged terrain of Anderson Valley. Located just 18 miles from the Pacific coastline, the vineyard climbs from 1,400 to 2,000 feet and features a patchwork of small blocks. This high elevation vineyard is composed of rocky soils which impart a distinct structure to the Pinot Noirs grown here. Rising above the morning fog line provides a unique advantage with extended sun exposure providing the wines deep concentrated fruit.

The Edmeades Vineyard is nestled amongst the redwoods on a hillside above the Navarro River. The vineyard benefits from cool nights, foggy mornings, and sunny afternoons. 

Dark cherry, bright cranberry, notes of strawberry, briary, and plum
Primary Aromas & Flavors
wood-fired sausage, mushroom and kale pizza
Food & Wine Pairing
50-55° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape