2004 Handley Cellars Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $52. · This is a wine of great interest. It starts off with black fruits, savory herbs, plenty of barnyard and some oak aromas. In the mouth it is earthy and primal with deep, dark fruit. Beautifully crafted, the wine offers a velvety texture and reigned-in tannins. Smooth as a baby’s bottom. Pure Pinot pleasure. Reviewed June 9, 2008

Winery: Handley Cellars
From article: Wineries in Anderson Valley and Mendocino Ridge*