Jason Drew has a knack of producing great wines, and Bill Weir growing amazing Pinot Noir. The block used for the 2009 Weir Pinot Noir is a combination of Domaine Romanee Conti Selection and Rochioli clones used to make this stunning release. This vineyard is located in a cool pocket amongst the redwoods in the Yorkville Highlands AVA. The vineyard is on a steep southeastern slope at an elevation of approximately 850 feet. The Weir Vineyard is approximately 15 acres of vineyard planted to some of the more rare Pinot Noir clone selections seen today in California. It is also a source for some other great Pinot Noir producers in California (William Selyem, Spell, Kosta Browne, etc.)
Drew 2009 Pinot Noir “Weir” Yorkville Highlands AVA (Mendocino)
This is one of the most crowd pleasing wines to date. The aromas of sweet and spicy black cherries, exotic plums jump out of the glass. On the palate, this lush, medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir showcases intense flavors that are complex and round with delicious succulent black cherries and sweet plums balanced into a nice package with the right amount of acidity and the real varietal undertones of rose petals and a touch of earthy minerality. Only 180 cases produced. Various sourced scored this wine between 93 and 96 Points! Limited Production!