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2007 Esterlina Vineyards Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 613 cases, $45. Released May 2009. Average Brix at harvest was 24.2º. Whole berries dumped into open-top fermenters, punched down by hand, drained by gravity to barrel, remaining must basket pressed. Aged 15 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color. The appealing aromas of fresh strawberries and cherries and spices really draw you in and carry over to the focused flavors. Plenty of vim and vigor with perfectly balanced t n‘ a. A soft and creamy texture adds to the pleasure. Reviewed May 26, 2009

Winery: Esterlina Vineyards & Winery
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt I)