2006 Elke Vineyards Donnelly Creek Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 650 cases, $38. 100% de-stemmed, inoculated with Burgundy yeast, 11 months in 30% new French oak barrels, unfined and unfiltered. Released in November 2007. · Moderately light in color. Complex aromatic profile of black cherries, barnyard, chocolate and root beer. Very tasty dark cherry and berry fruit flavors blanket the palate with some underlying earthiness and a subtle touch of oak. Clean and pure with soft tannins and admirable finesse. A very good wine that will continue to charm for years to come. Reviewed May 26, 2009

Winery: Elke Vineyards
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt I)