2007 Barnett Vineyards Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 414 cases, $46.50. · Moderately dark reddish-purple robe. Redder tones of fruit predominate in this impressive wine. Hi-tone cherries and raspberries on the nose with baking spice and coconut in the background. Discreet but charming flavors of cherries and red licorice with an appealing viscous texture, supple tannins, and admirable persistence on the finish. A purist may find this wine too fruity, even a little confected, but I enjoyed it immensely. Very fruit-forward and showy at this early stage. Reviewed January 22, 2010

Winery: Barnett Vineyards
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