2009 Londer Vineyards Paraboll Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.54, 379 cases, $54. Sourced from Ferrington and Valley Foothills vineyards. Clones are Pommard and Roederer 23. Aged in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple hue and clear in the glass. Usually a rugged, masculine wine that often needs several years for best enjoyment. This vintage, however, is more refined and showy early on. Very appealing nose offering aromas of exotic berries, plum and forest floor. Well-endowed with delicious earth-kissed dark fruit and substantial tannins, yet displays an elegance due to the silkiness of the tannins and the textural seductiveness offered by the alcohol. Very good. Reviewed July 1, 2011

Winery: Londer Vineyards
From article: Andersonoir Valley Pinot Noir Festival