The very pretty and savory fruit from Anderson Valley truly hold the Coastal Blend together. It seems to balance the strength of the fruit from Santa Lucia Highlands and the bright fruit of the Russian River Valley.
The Anderson Valley boasts an eclectic variety of soil types that range from loam and clay to gravel beds. The Anderson Valley is also home to a notorious marine layer that retreats back up the Navarro River in the late morning. These attributes shape a unique terroir that many believe is the most Old World like Pinot Noir grown in the New World. The Pinot Noir is medium-bodied, with savory earth tones and shows more red fruit. This aspect of the blend, like Calista’s quiver, holds the direction and strength of the blend in balance.