Vineyard: Deep End

OwnersBarbara Hill, Gregory Hill
AppellationAnderson Valley
LocationWest of Hwy 128 in Philo.
AspectSouthern facing hill that slopes down to Mill Creek. Pacific Ocean 10 miles away.
SoilsRocky loam with good drainage.
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones114, 115, 777, Pommard
Trellis Spacing5' x 8'

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2010 Nelson Hill Deep End Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 300 cases, $42. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Shy initially, but opens nicely over time, offering scents of black cherry and sandalwood. Light to mid weight cherry essence that really pops like a cherry pie out of the oven. Silky in the mouth with balanced tannins and a very tasty and lively cherry-driven finish. Definitely better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed February 8, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Nelson Hill Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 205 cases, $34. Harvest Brix 24.9ยบ. Clones 777, 114, 115 from Deep End Vineyard in Philo. 3-day cold soak, aged 12 months in 50% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas and flavors of cherry and pomegranate fruits are offset by an unpleasant vegetal woodiness. Fully mature, with soft tannins. Score: 86. Reviewed July 28, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Nelson Hill Deep End Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 300 cases, $42. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromatically pleasing with scents of black cherry, rose petal, spice and herbs. Moderately rich core of black cherry, black raspberry and pomegranate fruits backed by soft but supportive tannins. A slight herbal vein peeks out in the background. A little more ripeness than the 2010 vintage of this wine with a bigger, lush fruit-filled finish. Score: 89. Reviewed February 8, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »