2007 Drew Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 225 cases, $45. This meticulously farmed vineyard is located in the cooler reaches of the Anderson Valley near the town of Philo. Planted in 1992-1998, the clones are Pommard, Calera, and Dijon 113, 114, and 115. Yields were 1-1.8 tons per acre. Brix at harvest was 24.5º. 30% whole cluster fermentation, 30% stem inclusion, 7-day cold soak, 14 days on skins, aging for 11 months in 30% new and 70% seasoned French oak barrels. · Rather shy nose exhibiting aromas of red fruits, wet stone, minerals, wood and spearmint. Light and restrained for a Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir, with pleasant cherry, cranberry and strawberry flavors. Notable tannin and brisk acidity. Decent but not a revelation. Reviewed June 5, 2009

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