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Vineyard: Savoy

OwnerRichard Savoy
AppellationAnderson Valley
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

Articles mentioning wines produced from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Walt Blue Jay Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

15.2% alc., 1,875 cases, $40. Sourced from Hein, Savoy, Anderson Creek and other vineyards. Native yeast fermentation, unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Lavishly perfumed with aromas of black raspberry jam, pepper, spice and oak with a very slight funky barnyard note. On the palate the wine is juicy and forward with flavors of dark red and black raspberries, black cherries, baking spices and seasoned oak. A discreetly concentrated offering with some finishing power. Score: 87. Reviewed October 27, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Kutch Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 245 cases, $55. Release February 2013. 7-day cold soak, native fermentations, 50% de-stemmed (twice daily punch downs) and 50% whole cluster (crushed by foot), aged sur lie 10 months without racking in 100% neutral oak. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of dark red fruits, rose petals, jasmine, fruit leather. Moderately rich essence of black raspberries with an earthy soul. Caressing tannins, very smooth and polished, with some delicacy, finishing with uncommon persistence without weight. Very good (+). Reviewed December 8, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $65. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Welcoming scent of cherry, earthy flora, spice and balsam. Very elegant and demure, yet flavorful, with tastes of strawberry, cherry, and spice on the mid palate, and some rose water and spiced maraschino cherry on the bright finish. Very soft in the mouth with a subtle oak sheen and gossamer tannins. The most forward and feminine of the wines tasted here, but like red lingerie, delicate yet alluring. Score: 90. Reviewed November 9, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

From organically farmed, 18-year-old vines including Martini, Pommard, Calera and Dijon 114 clones. · Delicate aromas of rose petals, dark berries and cocoa. The fruit really pops on the palate with a welcoming stylistic finesse. Happiness in a glass. Very good (+). Reviewed July 22, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., pH 3.48, TA 0.61, 1,853 cases, $46. Sourced from Ferrington, Savoy and Monument Tree vineyards. Aged 15 months sur lies in 45% new and 55% once-used French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish color in the glass. Muted, but pleasing aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries, dried rose petals and sandalwood. Delicious core of raspberry flavor elevated by brisk acidity, draped in well-proportioned tannins, underlain with a complimentary note of oak and savory herbs, and finishing with a vivid riff of cherry fruit which lingers for a remarkably long time. A seamless wine that is uncommonly refreshing. Tasted against several very good Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs, this was the clear standout. Re-tasted the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine had become more aromatic and generous in flavor. Irresistable. Reviewed June 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Kutch Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.45% alc., 240 cases, $50. 100% de-stemmed, native fermentations, aged 16 months in neutral oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Well-endowed with aromas of black cherries, black raspberries and baking spices. Elegant and charming with soft tannins, offering flavors of dark red Pinot fruits with a hint of spice, finishing with some crisp length. Highly approachable now, it may pick up more nuance over time. A more delicate Savoy in this vintage. I miss a little touch of new oak, but this is done well in its style. Very good. Reviewed October 26, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $56. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. Deep red cherry perfume with notes of spice and cola. A flat out beautiful wine that is a killer on the palate with generous flavors of cherries and dark berries accompanied by a haunting bit of earthiness and sauvage in the background. Soft in the mouth, moderately rich in body, offering impeccable balance. The best Pinot Noir I have tasted from Savoy Vineyard in the challenging 2010 vintage. Reviewed January 19, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $60. · Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Nicely scented with aromas of fresh black cherry pie glaze, boysenberries and dark chocolate. Discreetly concentrated flavors of ripe cherries and berries with a riff of sauvage, supported by firm but not astringent tannins, finishing with some generosity. Solid wine but doesn’t emote. About the same the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Good. Reviewed January 19, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

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2009 Kutch Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 264 cases, $48. Clones 667, 777, 114 and Pommard. 100% destemmed, native fermentations, aged 18 months sur lie in 100% neutral French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Subdued aromas of black fruits, forest floor, vanilla and graham. A silky body of earthy, spicy boysenberry and plum brings the mid palate to attention. Impressive persistence of fruit flavors on the generous finish. Beautifully balanced with lively acidity, ripe tannins and moderately rich fruit flavors acting in harmony. The pedigree of the fruit really comes through. Still great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Will definitely benefit from a few years in the cellar, but can be approached now with decanting. A wine to contemplate. Reviewed May 15, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

$56. · This wine is filled with charm offering aromas of black cherries and baking spices and flavors of black raspberries and juicy red plums all wrapped in soft tannins and framed in bright acidity. The mouth feel is pure silk. Quite precocious for Savoy Vineyard, but the wine’s perfect balance will lead to a long cellar life. Very good. Reviewed July 23, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $60. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Slow to open, offering demure scents of black cherries and black raspberries with notes of brier, leaf and oak char. The mildly sweet core of fruit is clearly very classy but is immersed at present in tannin and oak. The tannins, however, are not oak-driven or astringent and should meld nicely over time. The wine’s hi-pitched acidity offers a very juicy, mouthwatering finish. Like many Littorai wines, it needs some cellaring and offers plenty of upside potential. Very good (+) Reviewed February 22, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Breggo Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.64, 476 cases, $55. A blend of Martini 15, Dijon 115 and 667, Pommard and Calera selection. Aged 15 months in 65% new French oak. Winemaker Ryan Hodgins. · Smoky aromas initially which tend to dissipate revealing scents of cherry cola, dark berries and rose petals. Medium-bodied core of earth-kissed black cherry fruit which lacks the layered nuances so typical of this vineyard. One of the better smoke-tainted 2008s from Breggo, but I preferred the Donnelly Creek Vineyard bottling which was tasted casually at the event. Good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc.. Whole cluster varies but 0% in this vintage. Aged 17 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · A big-boned, husky wine with plentiful tannin balanced by bright acidity. Earthy and dark fruited with underlying notes of tea and mushroom. Good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 536 cases. Unfined and unfiltered. · More savory than fruity on the nose with plenty of minty, herbal oak. Richly fruited with flavors of blackberries and plum sauce wrapped in fine-grain tannins. A rugged, beefy wine. Decent. Reviewed January 27, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Chardonnay

14.8% alc., $35. · Pale yellow color the glass. Expressive scents of pears, lemon curd and butter leading to flavors of white stone fruits, citrus and roasted nuts. The hioctane creates a plushness on the palate and the lively acidity leads to an appealing citric lift on the crisp finish. Barrel-fermented Chardonnay lovers will find this wine very appealing especially considering the price. This wine delivers a $60 experience. The 2006 vintage, which is still available in some retail markets, is equally good or better as it offers a little more richness. Very good. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Roessler Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 273 cases, $43. · Moderately reddish-purple robe. Fruity nose showing dark berry jam and a touch of spice box. Vivid and fresh dark red fruits fill the midpalate complimented by an appealing earthiness. The tannins are dry and fine, the texture is satiny, and the finish is clean and lengthy. The balance is admirable. Relatively forward and drinkable now. Very good. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Drew Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 225 cases, $45. This meticulously farmed vineyard is located in the cooler reaches of the Anderson Valley near the town of Philo. Planted in 1992-1998, the clones are Pommard, Calera, and Dijon 113, 114, and 115. Yields were 1-1.8 tons per acre. Brix at harvest was 24.5º. 30% whole cluster fermentation, 30% stem inclusion, 7-day cold soak, 14 days on skins, aging for 11 months in 30% new and 70% seasoned French oak barrels. · Rather shy nose exhibiting aromas of red fruits, wet stone, minerals, wood and spearmint. Light and restrained for a Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir, with pleasant cherry, cranberry and strawberry flavors. Notable tannin and brisk acidity. Decent but not a revelation. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Drew Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 225 cases, $45. · Deep and rich aromas of berry tart with nuances of oak, smoke, raisin and green garden. Vivid core of raspberry fruit with bright acidity, mild astringent tannins, impressive body and viscosity, and a dry, generous finish. Tastes slightly riper than several other Savoy Pinots in this vintage. Very good. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Barnett Vineyards Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 414 cases, $46.50. · Moderately dark reddish-purple robe. Redder tones of fruit predominate in this impressive wine. Hi-tone cherries and raspberries on the nose with baking spice and coconut in the background. Discreet but charming flavors of cherries and red licorice with an appealing viscous texture, supple tannins, and admirable persistence on the finish. A purist may find this wine too fruity, even a little confected, but I enjoyed it immensely. Very fruit-forward and showy at this early stage. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Roessler Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 273 cases, $46. Seven clones from different parts of the vineyard. · Penetrating scents of dark fruits with a hint of oak acquiring intensity over time in the glass. The plum and blackberry fruit flavors have a woodsy, mushroom bent. Still a bit tight with some tannins to shed, but the fruit from this vineyard really sparkles and saturates the palate. POP 91, WS 94 Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $49. · Restrained aromas of black cherries, dark red berries and blueberries. The cherry and berry core is withdrawn and inexpressive. Mild tannins create a soft drinking experience and the tangy finish offers a hit of citrus peel. Just not exciting now and seems to be going through a dumb phase. Decent (+). Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 536 cases, $50. · Dark-purple color in the glass. A riper toned nose featuring blackberries, prune, and a touch of cardamon spice. The hedonistic core of ripe, sweet berries has undertones of forest floor and woodshed. Over time, oak threatens to dominate the aromas and flavors. Time is needed to shed the healthy tannins and hopefully integrate the oak. Decent (+). Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 352 cases, $55. Clones 113,115, Martini 13, Pommard and Calera. · This wine has the whole package. Bright aromas of black cherries, herbs and Provencal spice. Delicious core of cherries, raspberries and cranberries with a tasty touch of vanilla cream. Soft and sensual in the mouth with substantial but caressing tannins, a refreshing spark of acidity, and a ridiculously long aromatic finish. Still somewhat shy and will reward further patience. Plenty of Pinot singing. Score: 92. Reviewed October 3, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $55. · Intensely fruity nose with scents of blackberries, raspberries, plums and a whiff of mocha. A seamless wine with an earth-kissed dark fruit core that is discreetly rich and crisp, leading to a smooth, long and satisfying finish. Even better and highly seductive the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. If you drink now, decant. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

200+ cases, $55. · Really drinking beautifully now after some time in the bottle. Displaying that wonderful Savoy earthiness with rich dark fruits and savory herbs. Delicious. Reviewed June 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $60. · Takes some time to open in the glass. The redder spectrum of fruits are featured in the nose with bright cherries and strawberries, lightly spiced, with herb, oak and floral notes as well. Slightly confected cherry and strawberry flavors with an earthy underpinning and a hint of citrus. I thought I could also taste edible flowers. Moderate tannins, and a refreshing grip of acidity on the finish. Drank beautifully the next day from a previously opened re-corked bottle. This wine will reward further cellaring. Very good. Reviewed December 16, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $60. · An impressive nose that builds and builds in intensity over time in the glass featuring black cherry fruit with a subtle hint of oak. Very tasty black cherry bombast with firm, fine-grain tannins, an appealing touch of earthiness, a silky mouthfeel and a memorable aromatic finish. This wine shows Ted Lemon’s signature: perfectly harmony. This brilliantly crafted wine continues to open in the glass over time demanding your attention. Approachable now, but patience will be rewarded. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $60. · Light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is closed for business initially, opening slowly in the glass to reveal scents of dark red berry fruit and spice. Relatively light in heft featuring flavorful red pie cherries. Prominent tannins tend to overwhelm the delicate fruit at this stage. Bright acidity and a silky mouth feel. About the same the following day from an opened and re-corked bottle, still showing aggressive tannins. Just doesn’t have a crescendo now and should be aged at least another 2-3 years. Not up to the level of two previous tastings of this wine. Good. Reviewed February 22, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 320 cases, $70. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is quite lovely initially showing plum and berry fruit with hints of oak and fennel. Over time, more floral aromas emerge, the fruit fades and a hint of alcohol appears. A medium-weighted wine with plum and blackberry fruit that is juicy, mineral-toned and earthy. Smoothly textured with minimal tannins, the wine’s firm acid backbone leads to a hi-strung, snappy finish. The most expensive Savoy bottling in 2007. Decent. Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc.. 25% whole cluster, aged 17 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderately intense dark and savory berries which are delicious. Lovely perfume of earth-kissed dark stone fruits and berries with a rich and satiny mouth feel. Very good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 380 cases. Unfined and unfiltered. · The nose offers aromas of mint, oak and tar. Big-boned and muscular, flush with rich dark berry fruit. Rather linear with generously oaked fruit and not much else. Decent. Reviewed January 27, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Roessler Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc.. 25% whole cluster. Aged 11 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Gentle cross-flow filtration. Roessler has sourced from Savoy Vineyard since 2001 and Shapely has been the winemaker since 2006. · Moderate intensity with juicy dark stone fruits and berries and an underlying earthiness. Nicely composed and peaking now with a long, fruitfilled dry finish. Good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Littorai Les Larmes Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 293 cases, $45. Composed of declassified fruit from Cerise and Savoy vineyards and intended for earlier drinking. · Subdued but very pleasing scents of cherries, hay and white pepper. Admirable richness with bright flavors of cherries and red apples flanked by bright acidity. Smoothly textured and easy to drink. I call the Les Larmes bottlings, which are a blend from the Anderson Valley appellation, “Baby Littorai” wines, as they are perfectly good daily drinkers that will show well at the table and demand no contemplation. Like babies, they are fun when they are young. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., 454 cases, $45. · Unfiltered. A delicious wine filled with a rich presence of apples, white peaches, brioche and toasty oak. Harmonious in every way with a finish that would make Hollywood envious. Great with Caesar salad. Reviewed September 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 380 cases, $50. · Reticent black cherry and oak spice scents. Earthy with sappy dark fruits and some drying tannins on the finish. Tight and not ready for prime time. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Benovia Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 220 cases, $55. Rich Savoy has been farming this venerable vineyard for 20 years. This wine contains clones 113, 115, Calera, Martini 13 and Pommard. Each clone is vinified separately and only the best barrels are chosen for the final blend. · Fullbodied and darkly fruited, this wine charms with its vibrant black raspberry and black cherry core of flavors. Still a little closed and needs to shed some tannins, but the persistent aromatic finish of cherries, herbs, and new oak is memorable. Reviewed November 17, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

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2006 Benovia Winery Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 220 cases, $55. Rich Savoy has farmed this vineyard located west if Philo for 20 years. This wine is composed of multiple clones including Pommard, Calera, Martini 13 and Dijon 114 and 115, and is typically slow to come around. Each of the clones were vinified separately with only select barrels included in this bottling. · The nose is primal with oak char, dark berries, crusty toast and smoke surfacing. The wine possesses a solid dark berry core of fruit with plenty of oak char dominating the fruit at this stage. Silky in texture and nicely composed. Patience will be needed to fully appreciate this young wine which flashed a lot more fruit when newly crafted. Still fresh the next day from a previously opened re-corked bottle. Reviewed May 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $55. · .Muted aromas of dark fruits, oak and a whiff of alcohol. Beautiful core of plump dark cherries and blackberries. Dry finish, but not dried out. Clean and pure and immensely satisfying. The pedigree of this vineyard shows through.. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Benovia Winery Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

$60. I have tasted this wine several times both in barrel and in bottle and I can’t wait until August 19 when this and two other equally superb 2006 Pinot Noirs (Cohn Vineyard and a Proprietary Blend from purchased fruit) are released to the mailing list. · This wine is the whole package. Charmingly dark red fruited with nicely spiced aromatics, a full onslaught of fresh fruit, an appealing elegance, and an ending so refreshing that it makes you reach for more. I had to swallow this one. Reviewed July 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 379 cases, $60. From a vintage in which the wines are marked aromatically by fruit and flower, generally have less tannins, and earlier approachability. · Noticeably lighter and redder in color and lighter in weight than previous vintages from this vineyard. Delicious ripe strawberry and cherry fruit accented with baking spices and hay. Gossamer tannins create a soft and rather elegant wine that lacks a little punch on the mid-palate. A bright wine that will perform beautifully at the table. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Littorai Les Larmes Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 303 cases, $42. Savoy and Cerise declassifications primarily. · Dark cherry red in color. Strong herbal and mineral bent to the aromas accompanied by reductive matchstick notes. Nice mouthful of black cherry fruit which is clean and pure with a green and citrus note. Something chemical or medicinal is present that I can’t put my finger on. Tasted two separate bottles and both were very similar. I would wait on this wine. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Littorai Les Larmes Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 303 cases, $42. A vintage marked by more tannins and concentration. · Moderately light reddish-violet color. This wine speaks of the earth throughout. Brambly red cherry and plum aromas and flavors with a hint of funkiness, hay, meat and tar. Bright acidity makes for refreshing drinking. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Roessler Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 250 cases, $45. Richard Savoy farms one of Anderson Valley’s premier Pinot Noir vineyards located just west of the town of Philo. Seven clones are included in this wine. · Deep ruby color of great intensity. With air and coaxing, very nice ripe dark fruits emerge with some earthy and oaky notes. Substantial fruit core showy of black cherry and black raspberry with a hint of wild strawberry. Earthy, even tasting of soil-dusted fruit. Flirty tannins and plush in texture. More dirt-driven than the 2004 Savoy which I was ga-ga for, but equally appealing in its own way. Reviewed March 17, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Roessler Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.64, 250 cases, $45. Released in the fall 2007. · This bottle is mildly oxidized showing an orange cast to the rim in the glass. Aromas of faded fruit and oak lead to similar flavors. An uninteresting and defective bottle. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed June 8, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Breggo Cellars Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 165 cases, $50. Martini 15, Pommard 4, Dijon 115 and 667 clones. · This is a full-throttle Pinot for those who like their wines fat in the mouth. There is high alcohol but it is never apparent as there is sufficient acid and fruit to bring everything into balance. This one fills the mouth with Pinot pleasure and finishes beautifully. Reviewed February 26, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $75. · The wine has an orange tinge to the rim. The pungent nose features wet leaf and earth. The core of Pinot fruits is just fine and the texture is velvety. The finish is brisk and clean with lively acidity. Reviewed June 3, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Roessler Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc, 325 cases, $38. · A rich cherry nose with sweet oak in the background leads to spiced cherry and berry flavors. The texture is as smooth as a baby’s bottom and the tangy finish is clean and refreshing. Maybe the best wine in the entire tasting. Can you say ethereal? Reviewed June 3, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Radio-Coteau Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 480 cases, $48 This prestigious vineyard farmed by Richard Savoy is the source for many notable California Pinot Noirs (Adrian Fog, Barnett, Littorai, and Roessler). This hillside vineyard is located in a cool, yet sunny site northwest of Philo and has a multiple range of clones, exposures and soils. The vineyard was planted in 1992 and 1996. This bottling contains Pommard, Dijon 115, and Martini clone. · This wine has very nice soft red Pinot fruits on the nose and on the palate accentuated by floral and spice elements. The sweet fruit flavors linger on the finish. The whole package is nicely balanced. Reviewed November 27, 2006 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $55, 360 cases. · A beautiful wine filled with pinotosity. Spicy red fruits (cherry and raspberry) compose the aromatics, bright and clean red fruits dance on the palate, and a nice acid lift completes the finish. Perfectly balanced. I liken this one to a fine tapestry where everything is beautifully organized and composed. I re-corked and finished-off this delicious wine the next day. Reviewed June 3, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 360 cases, $55. · saved the best for last. This was one of the best bottles of California Pinot Noir I have had this year and my notes fill up the best part of a page. This is one of those wines that when you pull the cork, sensual musk-like aromas waft up from the bottle immediately. Complex scents explode from the glass including black cherry, chocolate, coffee, smoke, earth, herbs, and barnyard. New aromas dart in and out with each swirl. In the mouth, there is juicy and succulent dark fruits enhanced by anise and tea notes. Bright acidity and gossamer tannins lead to a refreshing grip that draws you to a second glass. This is a tour de force for Anderson Valley. Tasted twice a couple months apart - same result. Reviewed June 9, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 220 cases, $50. · A subdued nose of cherries and hay field. Tasty ripe strawberry, black raspberry and black cherry fruit that is vivid and penetrating. Admirable finesse with mild dry tannins and a persistent meatiness and earthiness to the finish. Beautifully composed wine with still plenty of life for the long haul. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2000 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $50. · Deep color with a slight orange tinge to the rim in the glass. The nose is brimming with black cherry fruit enhanced with a gorgeous secondary bouquet of coffee, cardamon spice and leather. A plush and creamy palate of roasted plum, root beer, brown spice and tobacco flavors robed in supple tannins and finishing with a lively grip on the persistent finish. This wine is showing its age beautifully and will be orgasmic for lovers of older Pinot Noirs. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

1996 Littorai Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc.. · The two Savoys tasted here were lighter, more austere with a more notable acid spine than the wines from other vineyards. With swirling, the shy nose opened to bright and rich raisins, currents and exotic woods. A small touch of herbs highlighted the back end. Reviewed February 26, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »