2006 Brutocao Cellars Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 1,770 cases, $26. Sourced from Slo Lopin‘ Vineyard in Philo. Clones are Pommard 4, 115 and 777. De-stemmed, 50% whole berries, 10% whole clusters, 2-day cold soak, inoculation with Assmanshausen yeasts, co-fermentation of clones, 12 days on skins, double racked to barrel, aged 6 months in 15% new French oak, egg white fined and filtered. · Moderately deep garnet color. The nose is more barnyard, vegetable patch and nutty than fruity but is still attractive. A lean style with very light red fruit flavors including cranberries and cherries, that lead to a finish offering soft dry tannins. Reviewed May 26, 2009

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