Domaine Anderson is nestled in the breathtaking, fog-cooled hillside and mountain terrain of Northern California’s Anderson Valley. The cooling marine layer that is characteristic of this region provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes.
The wines are crafted with precision and care to express the uniqueness of the Anderson Valley terroir. Domaine Anderson’s 13.7 acres of Chardonnay vineyards span from the warmer, up-valley Booneville area to the cooler regions closer to the Mendocino coast. They reside on the valley floor, gently sloped knolls, steep hillsides, and offer soils ranging from rocky, river gravels to the finest clay loams. Domaine Anderson's Chardonnay is made from grapes sourced exclusively from its own Anderson Valley vineyards, giving the winery complete control over farming practices and stewardship of the land.
The Walraven Vineyard is located in the steep hills rising above Boonville in the Anderson Valley appellation. Surrounded by native oaks and kissed by the Anderson Valley’s prevailing marine layer, the vineyard offers breathtaking views of the valley below. 14 acres of chardonnay and pinot noir thrive on the northwest-southeast facing slopes of this exceptional vineyard site. Approximately 6 acres of chardonnay vines were chosen in the Walraven Vineyard, located on the northeastern tip of this exceptional vineyard.
The vineyard is farmed to precise specifications to ensure highest quality fruit. Particular attention is paid to protecting the hillside soil from erosion and to maintaining the soil characteristics that define fruit produced from this vineyard. In line with commitment to sustainability, this hillside vineyard is a dedicated wildlife corridor allowing free and safe passage to deer and other animals.
Nutty, toasty, buttery aromas meld beautifully with rich pear, cream and butterscotch flavors in this well-rounded, concentrated and layered wine. Its richness and complexity are enhanced by an underlying lively acidity for excellent balance.