2009 Harrington Wiley Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.63, 261 cases, $40. Release September 1, 2011. Wiley Vineyard is one of the westernmost Anderson Valley vineyards. Located in the deep end, it is often the last Pinot Noir vineyard harvested in the Anderson Valley. Sourced primarily from the 30-year-old Pommard block (90% Pommard, 10% 777). Aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Moderate reddish-purple color and clear in the glass. · Very nicely perfumed with bright aromas of strawberries and sandalwood. Soft and smooth on the palate with medium-weight flavors of dark red berries, savory herbs, oak and earthy mushrooms. A thoroughly charming wine yet to reach its full potential but approachable now. Very good. Reviewed July 1, 2011

Winery: Harrington Wine
From article: Andersonoir Valley Pinot Noir Festival