Delectable Features Foursight and Anderson Valley

Delectable recently featured Bryce Wiatrak's article: "Anderson Valley 101: The Northern Border of California Pinot." Foursight's winemaker, Joe Webb, was quoted and our 2015 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir reviewed by the author.

The article reads: "...Boonville lies in the heart of Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley, just above Sonoma in one of the most northerly reaches of California wine country. Over the course of the last few decades, the Anderson Valley has risen to become one of the hottest cool-climate regions for California Pinot Noir. ...

"The Anderson Valley’s palette of wines seems to encompass one of the most diverse in California, mastering sparkling wines, Pinot Noir, and a fleet of whites that run the gamut from dry to dessert. But as Joe Webb points out, 'Our climate is actually very limited. Only white varieties and Pinot Noir really reliably ripen here, so that means Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, etc.' While the ingredients may be trim, winemakers in the Valley manage to generate extraordinary breadth from the fruit they can successfully grow. ...

"For much of its history, Anderson Valley fruit was sold to established producers in Sonoma and throughout California. The 21st century, however, has seen an onslaught of young talent breathing new life into the Valley. Joe Webb , vintner and winemaker at Foursight Wines, explains, 'There has been a big generational shift as the appellation's founding wineries have retired and sold or passed down their businesses. Now, winery owners and winemaking teams are younger.' ..."

The 2015 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir was also scored 9.1/10: "...Foursight's 2015 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir exudes the red-fruit profile typical of this southern edge of the Anderson Valley - wild strawberry and cranberry meet Christmas spices and ginger."

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