2006 Malm Cellars Anderson Valley Reserve Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $24. Wax seal. Brendan Malm grew up close to where I live here in Orange County, California and left at an early age for Sonoma to learn winemaking. Note, the label is a peculiar robin’s egg blue, but a retailer told me it really stands out on the shelf and attracts women buyers like flies. · Confected (almost too candied) strawberry, red raspberry and cotton candy scents with a touch of alcohol. Silky, noble and round with lovely strawberry flavors enhanced by spice and graham. Very fine-grain tannins and an appealing soft texture. The flavors trump the aromas. Reviewed April 7, 2008

Winery: Malm Cellars
From article: Small Sips of Odds & Ends