Anderson Valley’s Handley Cellars puts an emphasis on both the nature of the soil and the varietal source their grapes from small, local, family growers. Meanwhile, their Estate Chardonnay, sparkling wines, and most of their reserve bottlings of Pinot Noir are produced entirely from their own organic-certified fruit.
The extraordinary quality of Handley’s Estate fruit is due to a combination of factors, a commitment to healthy living soils, the singular microclimate of Anderson Valley, and the artful winemaking legacy of founder Mia Handley. The result is wine that showcases both strong varietal characteristics and unique regional attributes.
Handley’s signature Estate Vineyard Pinot features aromas of cherries and violets with loamy, toasty overtones. On the palate you’ll find rich flavors of ripe red fruit accented by hints of cinnamon. Silky tannins and firm acidity combine to produce a long, complex finish.