The 2015 vintage redefined the potential of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Richard Savoy’s Deer Meadows Vineyard high above Boonville. Grand Cru Burgundy is Richard’s viticultural reference point, and the superlative mix of Pinot Noir clones he has cultivated at Deer Meadows reflects both his intimate knowledge of the site and his passion for this special place. An early harvest in September concluded a condensed growing season that played quite well to this vineyard’s strength atop the fog line, where ripeness, acidity and low alcohol levels move in harmony. The harvested fruit ranged from just 22-23.5° Brix, yet the wine’s character is fully expressed in both its aromatics and gamey, savory structure. Sacrifices are made to create Pinot Noir of this dimension, as each vine yields only three to four clusters. Yet the result is Texture’s truest expression to date of our Burgundian influence, a wine that begs for the same patience and study as those celebrated offerings.