Drew Wendling Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
- Pinot Noir
- Red Wine
Quite youthfully reserved, unfurling in the glass with reticent aromas of ripe cherry and spice. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, with a deep core of fruit, a tangy line of acidity and rich, fine-grained structuring tannins: promising raw materials, but it's in need of 2 or 3 years of bottle age before it will reveal all its cards.
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.