2007 Breggo Cellars Ferrington Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 390 cases, $55. Released March, 2009. A blend of 777 and Wädenswil clones. 7 day cold soak, 9 day uninoculated primary fermentation, 7 day extended maceration, aged 14 months in 44% new French oak barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color. Somewhat restrained aromas of brambly cherries and berries with balsam. Lightly weighted core of earth-kissed raspberry fruit with zippy acidity, well-collared tannins and deft use of oak. Needs more time in the bottle to reach full expression but holds great promise. Reviewed May 26, 2009

Winery: Breggo Cellars
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt I)