Drew Family Cellars
Drew Family Cellars “Fog Eater” 2009 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA
The light aromas of this very feminine Pinot Noir seduce the nose with a bouquet of raspberry, cherry, plum and blackberry. Hints of black pepper and green Bell pepper linger and blend seamlessly with the faint suggestion of a floral bouquet. Medium in body with moderate tannin and acid levels, this wine coquettishly encourages the taster to enjoy another glass to uncover the secrets of this ladylike Pinot Noir.
60% Pinot Noir from Balo Vineyard (organic)
40% Pinot Noir from Monument Tree Vineyard (organic)
Up to 2020
AVA (American Viticulture Area)
Anderson Valley, CA
About the Vineyards:
The term “fog-eater” in the regional dialect of the valley, Boontling, translates as someone living on the coast, out on the edge at the margin between the land and the sea. This descriptor pays homage to the mentoring influence of the fog on the grapes of the region. Each day, coastal fog from the Pacific Ocean slowly rolls into the grapevine-lined hills of Anderson Valley, cooling the vineyards where the grapes for this subtle, fruity Pinot Noir are grown. The vineyards, Balo and Monument Tree, are prone to a broad diurnal range (the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures of the day). The fog blankets the grapes from the heat of the day, insulating them at the perfect temperature. This has a moderating effect on these delicate grapes that give this wine elegant structure and a fruity personality.