ABOUT THIS WINE
The Withers aim is to produce elegant, nuanced, balanced, food friendly expressions of cool climate vineyard sites that don’t sacrifice flavor, complexity or intensity. For those wondering about the winery name, the withers is in many species the tallest point of the body. For horses, it is the place from which height is measured. The winery is named in the spirit of striving for heights in every aspect of their operation.
94 POINTS - "This wine is vivid and concentrated but not overly ripe, so it has an attractive tension between almost-tart red-cherry and sour-cherry flavors and richer savory mushroom and forest-floor notes. It's possibly the most nervy wine yet from the Charles Vineyard. Good acidity and moderate tannins add welcome grip on the palate, while the finish lingers nicely." - Wine Enthusiast
92 POINTS - "In 2001, William and Nancy Charles planted 10.5 acres of pinot noir just southeast of Boonville on a site that balances the valley’s coastal-forest cool with inland ripeness. You’ll find both in this wine, made by Darren Low, who’s spent a good deal of his career exploring the outer limits of Anderson Valley pinot noir. This one sits in the middle, an architype of the region’s pinot, approachable, rich without weight, bright with foresty scents of manzanita. " - Wine & Spirits
This beautiful Pinot reveals its Pommard clonal heritage through a combination of focused dark bing cherry notes and fine grained tannins. Medium bodied and built to age while slowly revealing additional aromas and flavors with exposure to air, it is reminiscent of its Burgundian brethren