2007 Elke Vineyards Donnelly Creek Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.90, 740 cases, $34. Released in the spring 2009. This vineyard is located just outside the town of Boonville and is planted to five clones of Pinot Noir. Aged 11 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · This wine has aged nicely in the bottle since tasted last year. Lovely oak-kissed berry fruit with a hint of barnyard. Savory dark red berry fruits are featured with a silky texture and a grip of tannin on the pleasing finish. Very good. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Elke Vineyards
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot Festival: After the Smoke Clears