Jason Drew of Drew Family Cellars on Mendocino Ridge high above the valley floor also blends juice squeezed from several scattered vineyards into a single wine, building a pinot noir with more shadings of complexity, texture and flavor than he might be able to pull from a single site.
During last month’s Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival in Boonville, his robust yet silken Drew Family Wines 2015 Anderson Valley Fog Eater Pinot Noir ($45) was a prime example of the power of blended pinot noir. It was made with grapes from five scattered vineyards, which when combined yielded a pinot noir electric with suggestions of strawberries and cranberries while revitalizing the palate with brisk acidity. What’s more, its directness and layering lingered with uncommon endurance. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article157000339.html#storylink=cpy