Wilde Farm

Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Anderson Valley

Vineyard

Mary Elke planted Donnelly Creek vineyard in 1991. As the name suggests, it is planted at the confluence of the Donnelly and Anderson Creeks, on the creeks’ banks, in rocky soils, just outside of Boonville in the Anderson Valley. Its position allows it to take advantage of the marine-influenced cool temperatures at night, low lying morning fog and long, even growing days. Wilde Farm has selected a mixture of Pommard, Dijon and Stang clones, farmed with care (mostly by Mary) in a Fish Friendly Farming vineyard. The assembly crafts a wine that offers both elegance and structure, with significant aging potential.

Winemaking

Vintage

Tasting Notes

Black plum, allspice, strawberries and minerals on the alluring aromas, clean and focused on the palate with more black plum, strawberry and allspice, really delicious and easy drinking with sneaky complexity.

Food Pairing

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir

Appellation

Anderson Valley

Farming

Sustainable

Suggested Retail Price

$40

Reviews

" Supple, racy and inviting, the 2016 is absolutely delicious"

Vinous Media - "The 2016 Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard is a very pretty, racy Pinot with a lovely core of bright red-toned fruit. Supple, racy and inviting, the 2016 is absolutely delicious today and should drink well for at least the next few years. Succulent red cherry and pomegranate fruit is pushed forward in this silky, inviting Pinot. The 50% whole clusters are nicely integrated into the wine's fabric."

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