2014 WALT Blue Jay 1.5L
Pinot Noir -
"There's lots to admire in this rich, vibrant offering, from the zesty, earth-laced raspberry and wild berry to the snappy, penetrating acidity and tannins. On the finish this pulls back a bit in focus, but the flavors charge ahead."
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Focused and elegant with luscious cherry fruit and lifting acidity
Southern exposure, cobbled clay loam soils and rock outcroppings
Due to its proximity to cool, steady winds from the Pacific Ocean
The 2014 Blue Jay Pinot is bright garnet in color. Open aromatics, fragrant with fresh blue fruits and underlying accents of smoke and earthy spice. The palate is full with flavors of pomegranate, lavender, brown spice, and a slight savory note.
In 2014, an exceptionally dry winter and warm spring led to an early bud break. The growing season ran ahead of schedule all year. The lower yields produced concentrated, complex, and age-worthy wines.