Anderson Valley

Located in a remote NW corner of Mendocino County, the 14-mile long Anderson Valley AVA is a study in extremes. The vineyards are largely located on hillsides and sloping benches along the two mountain ranges that define the narrow valley. The sandstone-derived soils are particularly well-drained and convey firm structural elements to the wines. Chardonnays from these sites tend towards high natural acidity and savory flavors.