Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2013
The Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate in Napa Valley is pleased to release its fifth vintage of still wines made from Pinot Noir. The family’s experience with Pinot Noir dates back to 1967, when Jack and Jamie Davies first used this elegant red variety to make their inaugural vintage of Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. Since then, Schramsberg’s winemakers have built long-lasting relationships with some of the best Pinot Noir growers in the North Coast. Developing upon this passion, history and experience, second-generation vintner Hugh Davies and winemaker Sean Thompson are proud to present this vineyard-designate Pinot Noir wine from the 2013 vintage.
The Ferrington Vineyards property, located approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco and 17 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, is in a fertile pocket of land found at the edge of the northeastern foothills of Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley AVA. Between 360 and 440 feet above sea level, the 3 acres of vines utilize over 6 feet of Boontling and Pinole loam soil, sustainable farming practices and deficit irrigation to produce approximately two and one-half tons per acre of bright, complex fruit with great balance. Cool, foggy nights and steadily warming days provide a long, even growing season which delivers mature fruit depth with a vibrant, acidic backbone.
- Clones: 828, 777, Pommard, 667
- Harvest Date(s): September 7-10
- Barrel Aging: 15 months in French oak, 31% new
- Coopers: Damy, Ca Vin, Francois Frere
- Bottled: January 20, 2015
- Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
- Production (in cases): 375 cases (9L)
- Alcohol: 14.3%
- TA: 0.61g/L
- p H: 3.58
- Release Date: September 1, 2015
Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2013 – 92 points – Wine Enthusiast
“This is a suave and supple wine, with a luxuriously smooth texture. From one of Anderson Valley’s fabled vineyard sites, this offers softness and easy drinkability, balanced by a firm backing of fruit tones, acidity and fine tannins.”
Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2013 – Quarterly Review of Wines
"Raspberry, blackcherry, with mocha notes, oak spice, with rich engaging finish."
Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2013 – 92 points – The Tasting Panel
“Silky and smooth with bright, juicy cherry fruit; racy acidity and tangy style; long and crisp.”
Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2013 – 91 points – Wine Spectator
"Combines richness and structure with a tight beam of ripe, plump, juicy dark berry, with echoes of blackberry and blueberry. The flavors sail along gracefully on the finish."