The 2018 Alesia Anderson Valley bottling of pinot noir is fairly ripe this year, coming in
at 13.8 percent alcohol, but also very pure, precise and classy. The bouquet wafts from the glass
in a lovely blend of black cherries, pomegranate, raw cocoa, a fine base of soil tones, black tea,
woodsmoke and just a hint of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and beautifully
black fruity in personality, with a generous, broad attack, a fine sense of sappiness at the core,
very good soil signature, modest tannins and a long, tangy and complex finish. This is very tasty
out of the blocks, but clearly will age long and gracefully as well. Good juice. 2020-2045+.
Quintessential Anderson Valley aromas of bright cherry, cranberry and pomegranate are interlaced with Bearwallow's distinct earth tones to provide a delicious but serious Pinot Noir. While this will improve over the next 5 years, it's irresistibly drinkable now.