This is a really cool estate run by Milla Handley. She worked for legendary winemakers, Richard Arrowood and Jed Steele before setting out on her own in Anderson Valley in 1978. At the time, Anderson Valley was just discovering its potential. She established Handley Cellars in 1982 and it became the leader in the region in sustainable farming and organic practices.
Her Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are two of the better expressions coming out of Anderson Valley today and a must-try if you’re unfamiliar with the winery. Today Milla and her daughter Lulu run operations.
This Pinot Noir leads with aromas of warm cherry pie, cola, violets, and a hint of clove on the finish. Round and full on the palate with flavors of red cherries, ripe plum, and notes of cardamom with soft tannins and vibrant acidity to focus the long finish.
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91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
“This warm, plummy wine is relaxed in texture and nicely filled out by ripe black plums, dried cherries and light savory, woodsy accents. Soft tannins and a rich mouthfeel accompany a full body.”