2007 Harrington Wiley Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 227 cases, $40. Released April 2009. Wiley Vineyard is one of the westernmost Anderson Valley vineyards located in the deep end of the valley and often the last Pinot Noir vineyard harvested in the Anderson Valley. This wine is sourced from the vineyard’s 25-year-old Pommard block and some 777 clone from younger plantings. Harvested at 23.5º Brix. Aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barrels. · Alluring nose of black cherries with forest floor and stem spice. Very tasty dark berry and plum fruit with edible flower and chocolate overtones. Comforting in the mouth with soft tannins and bright acidity. Bottled in August of 2008 and now reaching a perfect drinking window. Reviewed June 5, 2009

Winery: Harrington Wine
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt II)