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. The exception was 2016, a forgiving season that fostered extended hang time while maintaining balanced fruit. Briefly freed from the viticultural stresses common to this remote outpost, 2016 has come to be known as a grower’s vintage. Ferrington’s farming team of Paul Ardzrooni and Norman Kobler harvest a small amount of Pinot Noir for us, most of it the Pommard clone from two distinct blocks on the property. Their meticulous vineyard management is instrumental to delivering the vibrancy for which Ferrington is celebrated. The finished wines are 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.