2014drewmorningdew2014 Drew Family Cellars, Pinot Noir, Morning Dew Ranch, Anderson Valley.
The absolutely stunning Morning Dew Ranch by Jason Drew is maybe the best wine yet from drew and gorgeous seamless expression of terroir and varietal with beautiful detail, verve and length. Tasted at the IPOB (In Pursuit of Balance) finale tasting in San Francisco, these Drew stood out along with, and along side Cobb, Littorai, Hirsch, Kutch, Big Basin, Domaine de la Cote, Poe and Wind Gap, just to name a few of the stars on display, to give you an idea of just how good these wines were! The 2014’s from Drew and the whole Anderson Valley are as good as it gets with richness and vibrancy, mineral notes, satiny tannins and an extra dose of wow factor. It is really hard to chose between the latest set of Drew Pinots, especially with his Estate bottling being so unique and intense, but I must say this Morning Dew Ranch farmed by Bert Williams really moved me, and after following Drew for more than 10 vintages now, this is an awesome wine, and it has everything you’d ever want and then some. The 2014 Drew Morning Dew starts with a nose of black fruit, wild spices, floral tones and a hint of wood leading to a plummy palate of mixed blue and red fruits with black cherry, blueberry, plum and currant as well as cinnamon, mineral/stone, forest floor and a touch of shaved vanilla. The density is impressive as is the stylish silkiness leaving a mouth coating roundness, but with lots of youthful vitality and held together with cool/crisp acidity, as well as the wine’s ability to soak up and almost completely cover any traces of oak, this is very pure and decedent Pinot Noir. With air everything unfolds gracefully and with complex seductive charm, you’ll want to find this Drew Morning Dew, and it will age well, easily going the distance, best from 2018 to 2028. Jason has crafted a great set of wines in this vintage and his new label design, which came into being completely with this vintage looks the part, his low alcohol style and Burgundy like focus really came together with this extraordinary year with each wine highlighting individual character and graces, don’t miss them.
($60 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive

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