Ferrington Vineyards Pinot Noir
The Ferrington Vineyards property, located approximately 100 miles north of San Francisco and 17 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, is in a fertile pocket of land found at the edge of the foothills in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley AVA. Between 360 and 440 feet above sea level, the three acres of vines utilize over six feet of Boontling and Pinole loam soil, sustainable farming practices, and deficit irrigation to produce three tons per acre of bright, complex fruit with wonderful balance. Cool, foggy nights and steadily warming days provide a long, even growing season which delivers mature fruit depth with a vibrant, acidic backbone.
“Aromas of dense black cherry blended with crushed herbs, graham cracker, and vanilla gently arise from the glass. The layered palate coats with cranberry; intermingles with Santa Rosa plum, mocha, and sage; and is sustained by a firm finish.”
– Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies
90 Points -
Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley 2011
Intense, with a rustic edge to the dusty cedar, raspberry and wild berry notes, accented by a dash of pennyroyal. Flexes some tannic muscle on the finish, but the fruit holds up well. Drink now through 2023.
- Wine Spectator Insider, Feb. 19, 2014
93 Points - Two Puffs
Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley 2010
Nice framed black cherry fruit with hints of a tilt towards extra bits of concentration features prominently in this wine’s attractive
aromas. Full on the palate and well-balanced with early supple impressions and a firm underbelly to the suggestions of velvet,
this one is precise and convincing, and its finishing coarse edge is nothing more a judicious stay in the cellar of some three to five years will resolve. These Pinots are a welcome addition to the list of wines offered by Schramsberg.
- Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, Feb. 2013
Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Ferrington Vineyards 2010
A firm red, offering ripe, vivid, mineral-laced black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit. Deftly balanced, full and persistent, with a long, expansive finish. Drink now through 2020.—J.L.
- Wine Spectator, May 31, 2013
Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Ferrington Vineyards 2009
This presents the supple, floral, wilted rose and dried berry scents of Pinot, joined by a firm backbone of acidity and tannins. Woven in are hints of fresh earth, anise, cedar and black tea. Drink now through 2020.—J.L.
- Wine Spectator Insider, Dec. 21, 2011
2009 Davies Vineyards "Ferrington Vineyards"
Richness marks this flamboyantly fruity, sweet young Pinot Noir. It erupts in jammy cherry and raspberry flavors, while new oak brings sweet, toasty complications of smoky butter and vanilla. Would be just an ordinary fruit bomb except for the wonderful acid-tannin structure. So delicious.
- Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2012
2009 Davies Vineyards, "Ferrington Vineyards"
Medium-light to medium ruby; attractive, initially restrained, herbal, plummy, cedary, cranberry and red berry fruit aroma with notes of vanilla and cinnamon;
medium-full body; tight, cedary, cherry and red berry fruit
flavors with firm acidity and traces of clove and vanilla; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.
- California Grapevine, Dec. 2011 - Jan. 2012