This elegant Pinot Noir hails from the iconic Ferrington Vineyard in Anderson Valley,
and is prized by those who love Pinot Noir. The vineyard is located just to the north of Boonville, and is one of the two most easterly vineyards of Anderson Valley.
At a Glance
taste + style
“First planted in the late 1960s, the Ferrington Vineyard is marked by cool temperatures, rocky soils and a distinctive clonal mix, all of which combine to create small clusters of grapes and fruit of exceptional quality. In the glass, beautiful aromas of rose petals mingle with elements of sandalwood and brown spice. Wonderfully supple upon entry, the expected backbone of Anderson Valley acid frames the wine with black cherries and hints of smoke. Complex and well-structured, silky tannins are surrounded by herbal notes on the long, pleasing finish.” –Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
Small Block wines allow the Hess Family to honor the winemaker’s art, exploring vineyards, varietals and artisan techniques. This elegant Pinot Noir hails from the iconic Ferrington Vineyard in Anderson Valley, and is prized by those who love Pinot Noir. The vineyard is located just to the north of Boonville, and is one of the two most easterly vineyards of Anderson Valley (Anderson Creek shares a fence line).
Food + Wine Pairing
“Pinot Noir is a classic partner with Sonoma Duck breast or Sonoma’s famed CK Lamb. Mushroom Risotto is simply wonderful. Soft Brie, Camembert, Gruyere and goat cheeses are my go to selections. This Pinot Noir is a more robust style that will enhance a wide variety of dishes, so don’t be afraid to be unconventional in your thinking.” –Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef
Small Block Series
The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.