2017 Pinot Noir
Mendocino Ridge, CA
Drew Family Wines
What we love
Jason Drew’s wines are spectacular, and this lovely "Mid-Elevation" Pinot Noir is a star in his 2017 vintage lineup. Three mid-elevation vineyard sites, those in the 1200-1400 ft range, make up this cuvee – all of which are sustainably and organically farmed. Medium-plus in body and nicely concentrated on the palate, with delicate wild berry fruit and complex, umami-rich flavors. Plush aromatics and silky tannins add to this wine’s considerable charm. “Mid-Elevation” is a Pinot Noir with a Burgundian soul, and a must-try for anyone who craves the best from this magical grape.
About this Wine
Renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni, known to be conservative with his scoring, sings his utmost praise: “The 2017 vintage are some of the most impressive wines I have tasted from Jason Drew. The Pinots, in particular, are superb.”
He gave the 2017 “Mid-Elevation” Pinot Noir 94 points!
Given this wine’s savory and earthy qualities, think to pair it with smoked salmon or trout, marinated hanger steak, or seared pork loin. For vegetarian options, a hearty salad with grilled vegetables will hit the spot. Cheers!
Drink now through 2026.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
- Alcohol: 13.3% | pH: 3.50 | Production: 735 cases
- Winemaking: Fermented with native yeasts, 18% whole cluster, and barrel aged for 11 months in French oak (8% new).
- Vineyards: 54% Valenti Ranch, 25% Estate, 21% Fashauer Vineyard with a selection of Dijon and Heritage clones that include 667, 828, 115, Pommard, and Rochioli,
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