San Francisco Chronicle, Giving Thanks to Anderson Valley, November, 2014

November 22, 2014


From San Francisco Chronicle Wine Editor Jon Bonné's article, Giving thanks for Anderson Valley — a Pinot Noir sweet spot: A Top 10 for Mendocino Pinot Noir

2012 Waits-Mast Deer Meadows Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($55; 14% alcohol): Close students of the valley know Rich Savoy’s Deer Meadows, a site high above Boonville that has been the source for wines like Littorai’s One Acre. Jennifer Waits and Brian Mast reclaimed a single acre for themselves in 2012, and the vineyard’s lineage is evident in the glass: Deep and rich with black cherry and boysenberry, accented both by opulent allspice and damp bark, and a profound mineral signature.