Expression Pinot Noir 39 Anderson Creek Vineyard 2011

Founded by industry veterans William Hill and Dick Wollack, Expression Wines was formed to explore the impact of latitude and terroir on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winegrowing regions include the Santa Rita Hills (34), the Sonoma Coast (38), the Anderson Valley (39) of California, and the Eola-Amity Hills (44) of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. William has 30 plus years of experience as a vintner and vineyard designer who has developed more than 40 high-end vineyards. Dick is co-founder of Premier Pacific Vineyards, one of the largest managers of high-end vineyards with properties in California (Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Napa counties), Oregon and Washington. Joined by winemaker Patrick Mahaney, the group practices sustainable viticulture, rigorous triage and employs a minimalist approach in the cellar all to allow a full and natural expression of the varietal, vintage and terroir. [+]