2007 Cakebread Cellars Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.68, 1,500 cases, $37. Released in the fall of 2009. Aged 15 months in 40% new French oak. Winemaker Julianne Laks. · Moderately deep color. Rich and penetrating aromas of dark red cherries and berries. Flavors of boysenberry and plum drive the fruit profile which is rich and mouth coating. Less oak influence than in 2006 for the better. Dry and staunch tannins enrobe the fruit and may soften with time, but this will always be a big-boned and tannic wine. Good. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Cakebread Cellars
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot Festival: After the Smoke Clears