2011 Panthea Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.80, TA 0.54, 200 cases, $50. 80% Pommard and 20% Dijon clones. 100% de-stemmed, whole berry fermented using wild and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. Aged for up to 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 45% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged 12 months before release. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Plenty of dried herb and sous-bois aromas arise with swirling, with some cherry notes in the background. Highly enjoyable on the attack with flavorful dark cherry, raspberry and plum notes accented with a complimentary infusion of oak, and somewhat grippy but not imposing tannins. The best feature of this wine is the finish which offers a gorgeous peacock tail of red stone fruits that linger for at least a minute. Score: 90. Reviewed September 18, 2015

Winery: Panthea Winery & Vineyard
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir