September 29, 2015

2011 Elke Donnelly Creek Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 196 cases, $36. Release August 2014. 100% de-stemmed, pressed with a basket press, aged 11 months in 35% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Appealing scents of red cherry, raspberry and spice. Bright, crisp and vivid red cherry and berry fruits with a deft touch of herbs and oak. Lighter in this vintage but very elegant and charming. Score: 91. Reviewed July 28, 2014

Winery: Elke Vineyards
From article: Press Tasting of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir