2010 Drew Fog-Eater Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.63, 210 cases, $42. Fifth vintage of this wine. A blend of 50% Balo Vineyard and 50% Morning Dew Vineyard, both of which are heavily influenced by coastal fog and cool ocean breezes. Fog-eater is the Boontling term used to describe a coastal dweller, someone living out on the margin. Rochioli, Pommard, 777, 828 and Martini clones. 30% whole cluster. Native fermentation. Aged 11 months in 12.5% new French and 77.5% season French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. Aromas of forest floor, dark red berries and cherries, savory herbs and floral elements. Juicy and crisp with modest intensity, featuring flavors of wood-kissed raspberry and black cherry fruit and a hint of citrus in the background. Very smooth and elegant with supple tannins. An easy drinking, solid food wine. Good (+). Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: Drew Family Cellars
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