Our flagship vineyard, Dach (pronounced dash) is farmed using organic and biodynamic methods, surrounding the Domaine Anderson winery in the center of Anderson Valley. Its carefully drained soils consist of Boontling and Perrygulch loam mixed with gravelly clay and sand. Dach Vineyard is Demeter Certified Biodynamic® & CCOF organic.
The aromas are of concentrated black cherry, bramble and plums with hints of fresh tilled soil and wood. Intense flavors mirror the aroma with dark skinned cherry, blackberry and a whiff of cool humid creek side underbrush. Beautiful texture with powerful and silky tannins. Finish is extended with a balanced and crisp tartness.
Our warmest estate vineyard, Walraven sits on a southwest facing slope above the small community of Boonville, CA. Soils are generally light in structure, consisting of a mix of clay, sand and gravel. The moderately high position above the valley floor channels the gentle summertime afternoon breezes to cool grapes during growing season and limits the yield to achieve balanced and flavorful grapes.
Rich aromas of black plum, dried herbs and bramble provide anticipation for savory flavors of roasted coffee, anise and fig. Juicy and soft, the 2018 Walraven Pinot Noir is broad on the palate with supple tannin and moderate acidity. A firm structure and finish provide the framework for a delicious wine.