Given its unique geography, the cool climate of Anderson Valley is particularly sensitive to the whims of nature, which dramatically shape the vintage each year. A fascinating (and unnerving) example was 2020, when distant wildfires brought smoke to the area before and during harvest. Though nearby vineyards were affected, the mountainous terrain surrounding Ferrington, coupled with fortuitous ocean breezes, safely insulated the vineyard. Ferrington’s farming team of Paul Ardzrooni and Norman Kobler harvest a small amount of Pinot Noir for us from two distinct blocks of the superlative Pommard clone on the property. Their meticulous vineyard management is instrumental to delivering a wine that is focused and harmonic, boasting advanced flavor development at modest Brix levels. This offering exhibits the alluring spice and earth often expressed by Pommard, as well as the characteristic sauvage that is the hallmark of the Anderson Valley flavor profile.