Jackson Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2020
The wine shows its cool-climate origins in bright acidity, accenting the rich flavors of wild strawberries, black cherries and plum. Firm minerality grounds the wine. The tannins are firm, yet with silkiness on the finish, while oak barrel aging brings a smoky, sandalwood note. Beautiful to drink now on release, this Pinot will age well over the next six-plus years easily.
91 points,Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, July 2022
A spicy, warm layer of oaky vanilla and cinnamon wraps the ripe blackcherry and blackberry flavors in this expansive, full-bodied wine. It is big in mouthfeel, coating the palate with a chocolaty richness.
92 points,Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, Sep 2021
Well-knit, with fine-grained cherry and berry pastry flavors that feature hints of cocoa powder. The polished tannins power the refined, minerally finish, which is loaded with underbrush accents. Drink now through 2025.
92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019
The 2017 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley) is one of the more generous, sensual wines in this range from Kendall Jackson. Sweet red berry, mint, blood orange and rose petal are all finely sketched. Succulent and racy, with lovely resonance, the 2017 is enticing from the first taste.
92 points, Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Dec 2019
Pale to medium ruby in the glass, the 2017 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir Anderson Valley, aged nine months in 32% new French oak, opens with blueberries, Cran-Apple, forest floor, Bing cherries and cranberries with a spicy core. It's light to medium-bodied, silky and intense with grainy tannins and juicy freshness on the long, spicy finish.
Aged 9 months in 100% French oak (32% new)
Clones: 61.5% Clone 667, 21% Clone 828, 10.5% Clone 777, 4.5% Clone 115, 2.2% Clone 2A, 0.3% Calera
Sourcing: 52% Skycrest Vineyard, 45% Philo Vineyard, 3% Maggy Hawk Vineyard
Established in 1983, the Anderson Valley AVA is in a narrow valley carved out by years of erosion from the Navarro River. As the river runs through the valley and empties into the ocean, it cuts through the mountains to allow the cold ocean wind and coastal fog to creep in.