2020 Migration Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Defined by the idea of movement, Migration is dedicated to exploring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. This exploration began in California’s acclaimed Anderson Valley, where cool nights, clay soils and fog-enveloped mornings helped to shape a refined and compelling style balancing vibrancy and finesse. Following in this tradition, this lush, complex wine highlights signature Anderson Valley elements of dark cherry and ripe wild strawberry.
Varietal Composition: 100% estate Pinot Noir
Embodying the rustic beauty of great Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, this wine offers aromas of earthy forest floor, pennyroyal and anise. On the palate, alluring flavors of wild strawberry and black cherry emerge, with sophisticated hints of leather and French oak adding nuance and depth to a tantalizing finish.
After a very dry winter and a cold early spring, April and May brought warmer weather to Anderson Valley, along with budbreak and bloom. As the summer progressed, the temperatures grew warmer, with a significant mid-August heat spike marking the beginning of our sparkling wine harvest. While mid-August also brought wildfires to much of wine country, our distance from the smoke minimized the impact. Even so, we did extensive testing to ensure only the finest grapes were used for our 2020 wines, excluding any fruit that did not meet our standards. While 2020 produced a small crop, the wines are beautifully concentrated, with lovely tension, firm tannins, savory notes and vibrant, fresh-fruit flavors.
0.53 g/100 ml
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak 35% new, 65% neutral