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2006 Jim Ball Vineyards “Signature Label” Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 690 cases, $60. From the 10-acre Middle Ridge Vineyard, located at 1,200 ft on a south facing Anderson Valley hillside just outside of Boonville. Clones 115, 667,777,828 and Pommard 5. Inaugural release. · Shy but sexy scent of red cherries and oak spice. Delicious cherry and strawberry fruit, nicely spiced with gossamer tannins and a tangy finish. Delicate and elegant with impeccable balance. A ballerina in full flight. This is an up and coming producer of great promise. Reviewed January 1, 2009

Winery: Jim Ball Vineyards
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