A chameleon in the glass, the 2013 Domaine Anderson Pinot Noir oscillates among aromas of black cherries, turned earth and cloves with hints of wood smoke. The black cherry is echoed on the palate. The firm tannic core is enveloped in a satiny robe of black and red cherries, and red plum skin flavors. Earthy bark spice and exotic oak flavors intermingle with fresh fruits. Generous without heaviness, the wine is sophisticated and confident.
In chardonnay, “richness” can easily go from being perceived as generous to garish. More mouth-filling than mouth-coating, our 2014 Estate Chardonnay finds a center of gravity that allows it to be rich and generous without being heavy or lethargic.
Aromas of white flower and yellow apple are framed by a hint of oyster shell minerality. Bright flavors of slightly underripe peach and yellow apple fill the mouth while a persistent Meyer lemon note lingers.