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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Walt Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Walt Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 118780)

PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyard sources for the Blue Jay Pinot Noir come from highly respected sites that reflect the preeminence of the appellation. Savoy, with its gently sloping hillsides and myriad clones, leads the way for elegance, spice and nuance. Anderson Creek brings concentration and structure due to the sparse gravelly soils while Annahalla rounds out the blend with richness of fruit and intensity of flavor.

Ultimately, WALT Blue Jay Anderson Valley must possess delicacy, finesse and length, the calling card of great Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. The 2010 WALT "Blue Jay" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is complex and ethereal, with blueberry, briar fruit and black tea flavors that skate on endlessly through the finish. While the wine is delectable now, it will provide enjoyment for an additional 3-5 years.

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About Walt:

WALT is dedicated to the production of premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific Coast's most distinctive vineyard sites, spanning nearly 1000 miles and including Sta. Rita Hills, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, and the Willamette Valley. Their philosophy is that of precision, non-interventionist winemaking, thereby allowing the wines to naturally and honestly express the character of the site where the wines are grown. Under the artisanship of Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque and Winemaker Megan Gunderson, WALT Wines will continue to evolve and develop.

Located in the heart of Sonoma, just off the historic Sonoma Plaza, WALT Wines focuses on sourcing Pinot Noir fruit from premiere appellations stretching from Oregon's Willamette Valley to the Santa Rita Hills in California to craft the finest wines possible.