2010 Drew Gatekeepers Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.64, 242 cases, $28. Sourced from a 30-yearold Pommard 5 block at Wiley Vineyard (55%) and the Akin Vineyard clones 115 and 777 (45%). 40% whole cluster fermented, 55% native fermentation. Aged 11 months in 10% new and 90% seasoned French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of wild berries, cherry glaze and brier picking up some intensity over time in the glass. Lighter weighted flavors of cherries and dried herbs with a hint of oak and a citric peel lift on the finish. An easy drinking wine with a prominent herbal bent which may appeal to some. More fruity and expressive the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Good. Reviewed February 22, 2012

Winery: Drew Family Cellars
From article: Anderson Noir Valley