2005 Cakebread Cellars Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $49. Sourced from the Cakebread estate vineyard near Boonville. Made from six clones, all vinified separately. Aged 14 months in 46% new French oak. The winemaker is Julianne Lake. · Like many Pinot Noirs I taste from Napa Valley producers, this wine is heavily oaked. There is prodigious fruit which is dark, plumy and earthy. Maybe it was the heat at the Festival, but I just couldn’t get close to this one. Reviewed June 9, 2008

Winery: Cakebread Cellars
From article: Pinot Noirs from Producers Outside the Anderson Valley that Source Grapes from within the Anderson Valley