Walt Wines Blue Jay Pinot Noir 2019 Red Wine

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Walt Wines Blue Jay Pinot Noir 2019

Anderson Valley, CA

92 pts. Wine Spectator:

"There's loamy richness to the dark plum and cherry tart flavors that are vibrant and savory. Pastry accents midpalate lead to notes of cooking spices on the plush finish." - Kim Marcus

91 pts. Wine Enthusiast:

"Smoky aromas are prominent in the first sniff of this ripe, rich-textured and full-bodied wine while underlying black cherry and blackberry jam notes come out with more sipping." - Jim Gordon

You’re probably familiar with the Napa Valley Cabernet winery “Hall”. Well, co-owner Kathryn Walt Hall branched off and created sister winery “Walt Wines”, which focuses on producing high-quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. She sources her grapes from Oregon all the way down to Sta. Rita Hills, only bottling wines from select top-end vineyards. We LOVE what she’s done with this Anderson Valley Pinot! (By the way, “Blue Jays” are what the Anderson Valley locals call themselves, in reference to the large number of Blue Jays that live there).

FROM THE WINERY

This wine is overflowing with aromas of black cherry, blackberry and loamy earth. The palate is fresh and concentrated, with roasted stem inclusion enhancing the structure and spice. Integrated flavors of dark fruits, barrel toast and clove lead to a supple and delicious finish.

WINEGROWING NOTES

This unique set of vineyards from "The Corner" of Anderson Valley is located in the hills east of Boonville. Both of our estate properties have steep hillsides, aspect, and light gravelly soils that combine to create optimal ripening conditions. These very rugged vineyard sites continuously produce fruit of great depth and character.

VINTAGE NOTES

The 2019 growing season started with ample rains and welcome soil saturation. An uncharacteristically wet May kept vintners on their toes overseeing vigorous vine growth and a delayed bloom. A long Indian summer followed with mild temperatures, allowing the fruit to ripen at a slow, even pace. This enabled winegrowers to manage picking schedules for optimal ripeness and quality in the fruit. The resulting wines are exceptional and elegant.

VINEYARDS: The Corners, Donnelly Creek
BARREL COMPOSITION: 40% New French Oak (François Frères)
BARREL AGING: 10 Months
ALCOHOL
: 14.9%

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