Nash Mill vineyard
is located on a southern profile in the Eastern hills at the cool northern end
of the Anderson Valley. Its location is within a large cold air drainage which
further moderates temperatures and slows grape ripening. The typical harvest at
Nash Mill is about 2 weeks later than many other vineyards in the Anderson
The vineyard is
owned by Zac and Krista Robinson, whose family also owns Husch Vineyards, the
oldest winery in Anderson Valley. The vineyard is farmed with an emphasis on
balance. The use of irrigation, fertilizers and cover crops is tuned to
devigorate the strong zones and build strength in the weaker areas. Since the
property includes Mill Creek, a healthy salmon fishery, the Vineyard uses Fish
Friendly practices and was certified in 2010.
This is our third vintage with Nash Mill and we continue to harvest a mix of Dijon clones (115 and 667) and Pommard from the the fog-bound, deep-end site. The wine was fermented 100% whole berry with native yeasts and aged 16 months in 33% new French oak (Remond).
Tasting notes: True vintage after vintage, the pale garnet color of Nash
Mill is deceptive with regard to the wine’s power. The nose has laser precision in its aromas of
blackberry and black currant and is layered with spice aromas of anise, clove
and a hint of bay leaf. On the palate,
blackberry and black plum are supported by the generous body of the wine and
zingy acidity. The textured finish
offers continuity of the fruit and spice as well as plush tannins and notes of
cedar. This is the biggest wine in the
lineup and would pair well with bolder fare such as prime rib.
Enjoy this wine now and over the next 3-5
years. Only 70 cases produced.
is currently empty