2008 Navarro Vineyards Deep End Blend Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.74, 1,125 cases, $49. To be released in the summer 2010. Clones 115, 667 and 777. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Ripely fruited with prominent ash notes on the nose and palate. There is a core of pretty cherry and berry fruit lurking in the background but it can’t compete with the smoke taint. Reflects the vintage. Decent. Reviewed June 8, 2010

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