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Texture 2019 Ferrington Pinot Noir 

Just north of Boonville, Ferrington sits in an inconspicuous pocket within one of California’s coolest growing regions. It holds the distinction of being the first vineyard in Anderson Valley to earn its own vineyard designation in 1992. Wild temperature fluctuations – sometimes 50 degrees in a day – create flavors that are both unbridled and pristine, much like the rugged countryside that shapes them. As Ferrington’s stature among Pinot Noir enthusiasts has grown over three decades, access to its coveted fruit has narrowed. 

The accomplished farming team of Paul Ardzrooni and Norman Kobler micro-manage every block to the terroir-specific tastes of the handful of winemakers who are privileged enough to receive the fruit. At the heart of Ferrington Pinot Noir is the revered Pommard clone. In the coastal soil of Anderson Valley, Pommard tells a story that is foundational for Pinot Noir from this region. Its signature earthy structure is enhanced by a savory, meaty backbone and lush, herbaceous fruit character – a truly complete wine with all of the hallmarks of this iconic site.