This is the first vintage featuring estate-grown Anderson Valley
Pinot Blanc incorporated into Navarro's bottling under the more expansive Mendocino
appellation. The vigor of youthful vines, combined with Navarro's insistence on a low crop level—we thinned our vines to one cluster per shoot—sped up ripening. Estate-grown grapes were harvested on September 18 and the fruit grown in an inland climate was harvested three days later. The inland fruit, which theoretically should ripen earlier due to the warmer climate, measured 21.9° Brix with 8.4 g/L of acidity, while the riper Anderson Valley
fruit measured 23.8° Brix with 6.8 g/L of acidity.