Gowan Creek is the home of our winery and offers a perfect mid-valley winegrowing location that combines warmer Anderson Valley elements with coastal fog and cooling influences from the northern end of the valley. In 2009, this unique terroir produced a lavish beast of a wine with a lush, round palate and layers of brooding blackberry, dark plum, wild cherry, earth and Asian spice. Intriguing oak-inspired pencil shaving and
oatmeal cookie notes add depth and the wine offers great finishing tannins and spice.
"The richness and quality of this Pinot Noir are instantly striking. It's like a medieval tapestry, intricately woven and velvety, with interlocking flavors of berry, cherry, cola, mushroom, buttered toast and spice. As powerful as it is, it retains a subtlety that’s captivating and elusive. Still, the acids and tannins are strong and unresolved. Cellar this for at least six years. Cellar Selection."
"Medium-deep ruby color; complex berry and cherry aromas with earthy notes; rich, deep stewed berry and cherry flavors with earthy, savory spice notes; good structure and balance; long finish. This Pinot is complex and well structured—give it plenty of air in the glass to open it up."