Anderson Valley, California
Aromas of cherry pie, roses, and blueberries jump from the glass. Focused, with excellent structure, this wine exhibits a vibrant acidity bolstered silky tannins. Precise and restrained, and a tribute to a fine vintage from the cooler Anderson Valley climate.
91 pts | Wilfred Wong
The 2019 Meadowcroft Pinot Noir is a beautifully balanced wine. This wine shows pleasing red fruit, dried herbs, and savory accents in the aromas and on the palate. Pair it with a mildly-seasoned lamb stew.
100% Pinot Noir
Meadowcroft is the namesake of Winegrower Tom Meadowcroft. The meaning of Meadowcroft is a fertile field or meadow and croft refers to a cultivated area that has been nurtured over time. The honeybee on the label symbolizes this conscientious work and the process of transformation from wine grapes into outstanding wine.
Tom’s passion for wines stems from his experiences growing up, working and traveling in Europe and the United States. He began his journey in winemaking by working the harvest of 1979 in Bordeaux leading to studies at UC Davis and Napa College, where he graduated with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. After earning his degrees, he worked in Napa and Washington State as a vineyard Manager focusing on sustainable farming and environmental advocacy.
Located 100 miles north of San Francisco lies Anderson Valley in Mendocino County - one of California's coolest wine regions.
Narrow and low lying, the valley is perfectly positioned and shaped to funnel ocean breezes and fog in from the Pacific coast - creating a diurnal shift (warm days and cool nights). Rain is also plentiful and concentrated to the winter months.
The warm days and cool nights allows grapes to absorb the sunlight and ripen - developing sugars and ripe fruit flavors. Cool nights allows the grapes to rest resulting in wines that maintain a balance and structure.
Cool climate varietals, such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling thrive here.
Anderson Valley is also known for their dessert (late harvest) wines and sparklin wines
Located in Cornerstone Sonoma on the Southern end of Sonoma County, their tasting room not only features their wide range of wines, many of which are vineyard specific, but they also offer cheese, charcuterie and various tasting experiences - including blending classes.
Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs are ripe and fruit driven without being jammy and unctuous, the cool climate produces a medium bodied wine that makes for a versatile food partner. Enjoy with flavorful meats like duck, quail, or lamb. Pop open on a summer evening with a BLT, or pour alongside mushroom risotto or Coq au Vin with creamy polenta.
857 cases produced.