Two-thirds of this wine grows at Dach, the vineyard surrounding Domaine Anderson’s winery in Philo. The team planted the vines in 2009 and gained biodynamic certification for the vineyard in 2016, farming 17.5 acres and devoting 30 more to local flora and fauna, an organic vegetable garden and a honeybee colony, all managed by Andrew Beebe. Winemaker Darrin Low blends in fruit from two other estate parcels, mostly from Walraven in Boonville, which is certified organic. The care in farming shows clearly in the energy and flavor detail that carries into the wine. Panelist Lisa Granik, MW, found this pinot noir to be dynamic and alive, while Tina Vaughn (NYC’s The Simone) pointed to its layers of flavor. This is quiet up front, with a pop of pomegranate fruit that contrasts the wine’s warm elements with cooler tension.
Domaine Anderson 2019 Anderson Valley Estate Pinot Noir
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