Drew Estate Morning Dew Ranch 2018
- Red Wine
The Morning Dew Ranch sits in the deep end of Anderson Valley, located on a south west facing hillside at approximately 600 - 800 feet in elevation. Planted by Burt Williams the eponymous founder of Williams Seylem, to several California heritage and suitcase selections. We source both a Rochioli and a 828- La Tache selection from two separate blocks on this hillside, deep end vineyard. The 2018 vintage was a cooler vintage which translated to longer hang time, pushing the pick date two weeks later. This classic Anderson Valley bottling delivers an elegant, finely tuned, ethereal and seamless wine with notes of pomegranate, shitake mushrooms, sage and dried red rose petals with distinct quartz mineral leanings. Using 40% whole clusters and fermented with native yeasts, Jason crafted another beautiful vintage from this pedigreed Anderson Valley site.
Jason and Molly Drew started Drew eighteen years ago with a clear goal in mind: to craft small lot coastal wines that express site specificity and traditional varietal character. While the beginnings of Drew began in the Santa Rita Hills AVA in 2000, they transplanted their small operation to the Mendocino Coast in 2005 to establish their estate ranch and winery. Drew continues to focus on small lot coastal Pinot Noir and Syrah from both Anderson Valley and the Mendocino Ridge. They continue their long standing partnerships with several local vineyard growers who share their passion for sustainable and meticulous farming practices.