Londer Vineyard Pinot Noir
Located in the Anderson Valley AVA, one of California’s coolest growing regions, the Londer Vineyard is approximately 115 miles north of San Francisco in the southwestern corner of Mendocino County. On many summer nights, a blanket of fog rises up to the 400 foot elevation, curling up around the 15-acre Londer Vineyard at the valley’s northwest end. The fog gradually burns off during the warm, dry, sunny days, to allow the grapes to slowly develop and ripen throughout the season. This vineyard is planted on south facing hills with well-drained soil of loam covered, sandstone bedrock, and produces two to three tons per acre of dark, vibrant Pinot Noir.
“Aromas of raspberry and strawberry jam combined with toast and baking spices. The palate is full, dense and viscous. Black raspberry and strawberry-rhubarb pie mingle with licorice, kirsch and tobacco; and are expressed throughout the sustained, balanced and rich finish.”
– Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies
91 Points - Two Puffs
Davies Vineyards, Londer Vineyards, Anderson Valley 2010
Richer and riper yet than the Davies Ferrington bottling, this one is full and somewhat fleshy in mouthfeel and a touch more direct in its construction. Its silky, smooth texture at entry does add to
the notion that it will come into maturity in the next few years, but that will not prevent us from sticking a few bottles in our
cellar. And, while it may not age for decades, it is not going to fall apart any time soon.
- Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, Feb. 2013
2009 Davies Vineyards "Londer Vineyard"
An extraordinarily elegant wine that will satisfy diehard Burgundians as well as fans of sweeter, riper Pinot Noir. It’s generous in cherries, raspberries, chocolate and smoky sandalwood, yet shows a mushroomy earthiness that adds rich complexity. It will not be surprising if this delicious wine ages well for at least six years.
- Wine Enthusiast, March 1, 2012