Ferrari-Carano purchased a unique vineyard property planted to Pinot Noir grapes on Mendocino Ridge above Anderson Valley. The vineyard, surrounded by towering redwoods and lush forest, sits high above the fog line at over 1,500-foot elevation on the cool, steep slopes of Mendocino Ridge. This new, delicious Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir is sourced from there. The grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted in the field. The grapes are cold soaked for two to three days and fermented in small bins
and stainless steel open-top fermentors. Various yeast strains are introduced to add complexity. The wine has aged for 10 months in new and neutral French oak barrels before bottling. Wine Review Online scored this 90 points saying "Ferrari Carano wines are typically above average, a reflection of the commitment owners Don and Rhonda Carano have to quality. They don't cut corners and it shows in their wines, even something like their modestly priced, basic Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (as opposed to their vineyard-designate Pinots that command higher prices). This wine is made in a bright, supple, inviting New World style. It is immediately approachable, ready to drink now and delivers juicy red-fruited character sure to please the most discriminating Pinot Noir lover."