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2006 Elke Vineyards Blue Diamond Donnelly Creek Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 650 cases, $38. · This is a beautifully balanced wine of great interest and charm. The nose offers concord grape, barnyard and hay aromas. Showy dark fruits are encased in earth and mushroom flavors which are filled out with a deft touch of oak. The wine grows in the glass, offering a blanket of fruit but an appealing restraint that leads to softness and finesse. Reviewed June 9, 2008

Winery: Elke Vineyards
From article: Wineries in Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge*