The marriage of sun-drenched days and ocean-cooled nights creates a perfect harmony in the wines of Andover Estate. Sustainably-farmed and estate-grown in the Monterey region of California, our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the perfect companion for your next dinner party or an evening spent wrapped in your favorite novel.
2014 | Arroyo Seco | California
Andover wines are pure expressions of their varieties and the singular terroir of our estate vineyards. Our 2014 Pinot Noir is high toned, open and perfumed with intense aromatics and layers of ripe red fruit. Flavors of strawberries, raspberries and cherries blend elegantly with an underlying stratum of vanilla from 12 months of aging on French oak. The tannins are soft and silky and the finish is elegant and graceful. Arroyo Seco is a remarkable sub-appellation that consistently yields a deep and compelling Pinot Noir.
Appellation Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Harvest Date October 27, 2014
Harvest Brix 24.2°
Cooperage 12 months French oak, 30% new
Cellaring Enjoy now through 2020
Bottling Date January 9, 2016
2014 | Arroyo Seco | CALIFORNIA
Andover wines are pure expressions of their varieties and the singular terroir of our estate vineyards. Our 2014 Chardonnay is bright, focused and elegant with aromas of vanilla, orange blossom, and yellow delicious apple. Lush and ripe flavors of white peach, Asian pear, vanilla and citrus finish with a hint of creamy, honeyed oak. The grapes for our Chardonnay are grown on estate vineyards in the cool, rocky Arroyo Seco AVA of Monterey County, sheltered in the late afternoon shadows of the Santa Lucia Mountains. It is a remarkable site that consistently yields a graceful and refined Chardonnay.
Appellation Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Harvest Date October 9, 2014
Harvest Brix 23.8°
Cooperage 12 months, 65% stainless steel, 35% new French oak
Cellaring Enjoy now through 2018
Bottling Date January 2, 2016
The wines of Andover Estate are independently certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) through their Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) program and the international organization GLOBAL G.A.P through their G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) certification. CSWA is a third-party organization that sets forth best practices in environmental stewardship, conservation of natural resources, and socially equitable business practices as well as conducting yearly, independent audits of participants in their CCSW program. GLOBAL G.A.P. is the internationally recognized standard for farm production whose goal is safe and sustainable agricultural production.
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing
GLOBAL G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices)
GLOBAL G.A.P. Certified
Andover Estate wines are crafted from grapes grown on estate-owned vineyards in the Arroyo Seco AVA of Monterey County. This makes each glass a pure expression of the terroir, or land, of the Monterey region. Each morning, cold marine air from the Monterey Bay drifts down the valley in a thick fog that burns off by midday. In the late afternoon, howling winds from the Pacific Ocean slow photosynthesis and the low rainfall ensures that vine vigor is well-controlled. These unique conditions allow our grapes to mature slowly on the vine, leading to intense flavor development, heightened varietal character and lively acidity. Each year we produce limited bottlings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from this special, rocky place.