Pinot Noir 'Anderson Valley', Alesia [by Rhys]
– All estate fruit from the Bearwallow Vineyard
– 400 – 700 ft. in elevation
– 100% destemmed fruit
– Foot-tread twice a day, no-punch downs or pump-overs
– Aged in French oak (11% new) for 18 months
Press & Reviews
The 2016 Alesia Pinot Noir Anderson Valley is unabashedly delicious, bursting with fragrant aromas of dried flowers, raspberries, wild plums and sweet forest floor. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, supple and satiny, with a juicy core of succulent, mouthwatering fruit that's framed by melting tannins. This bottling is already expressive, and I'd expect it to drink well for a decade, perhaps more. Note that this vintage hails entirely from Kevin Harvey's Bearwallow Vineyard.