Anderson Valley is a great appellation due to its proximity to Pacific Ocean - cool conditions that lend a unique story to each vineyard. The 2012 Bluejay is a blend of Savoy (from the deep, cooler end of the valley) and Anderson Creek (slightly warmer, and quick to ripen) Vineyards.
The WALT "Blue Jay" is concentrated blueberry, lavender, and wet stone on the nose. Full and rich on the palate, with broad and powerful tannin. Warm, spicy oak (nutmeg) leads into flavors of blackberry jam, white pepper, and freshly turned earth.
92 points - Pinot Report
"Medium ruby color; rich, bright cherry aromas with herbal notes; rich, ripe cherry flavors with earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Bright, ripe Pinot with great flavors." - Greg Walter