2008 Gary Farrell Carneros Selection Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.50, 932 cases, $45. Released April 2010. Sourced from Ramal Vineyard in Carneros. Aged in 44% new French oak barrels for 9 months. Clones 667, Pommard 5, 828, 115, Swan. · Needs time in the glass to unfold, revealing attractive scents of black cherries and blackberries with a well mannered touch of smoky oak. Earthy, herbal and flush with dark berry fruits, this silky wine aims to please with a seamless backbone of restrained tannins and a proper grip of acid. Very good. Reviewed August 24, 2010

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Sips of Pinot Noir