2011 Drew Morning Dew Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

12.6% alc., $50. 50% whole cluster. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very shy fruit on the nose with a forest floor, bell pepper aroma. Bright red fruits are featured with excellent verve due to bright acidity and mild tannins. Darker berries, cherries and plum flavors are satisfying, complimented by a pleasing mouthfeel. Showing some whole clusterdriven savoriness and greenness now. Relatively closed and not at all like the stunning example I sampled from barrel last summer and more recently at In Pursuit of Balance. I would check back with this wine in 6 to 12 months. Withhold judgement. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Drew Family Cellars
From article: Sips of California Pinot Noir: Recently Sampled Wines