Sourced from the Deep End of Anderson Valley. This compelling wine is about character and elegance, an iron fist in a velvet glove.
Appellation I Anderson Valley, Deep End
GrowersI The Romani family, Travis Foote, Mark Wentworth
VineyardsI Romani 1 acre & Nash Mill 3.7 acres
SoilsI Ornbaun Zeni, Boontling, Bearwallow-Wolfey
ClonesI 667,115, Pommard
Vine age I Romani ~27 y/o & Nash Mill ~19 y/o
Farming I Organic
ProductionI 250 Cases. 25% new French oak, native yeast fermentation. 35% whole cluster included in fermentation. Elevage (aged) for 11 months on full lees with occasional stirring before bottling .
Intense red and black fruits greet you on the first swirl, followed by the signature Chinese five spice of the Deep End of Anderson Valley. Layers of rooibos and black tea on the palate with blood orange and raspberry coulis are carried by this wine's acidity. Good tannin intensity in this very stylish 2019 vintage.
94pts, cellar selection Wine Enthusiast
“This robust, medium-bodied and moderately tannic wine from the coolest part of Anderson Valley offers attractive black fruit flavors and a good, grippy mouthfeel. It was made with 35% whole clusters in the fermentation and aged in 25% new French oak barrels. The flavors keep building and adding depth with each sip. Best 2025-2035.”-Jim Gordon WE