2005 Harmonique Delicacé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 274 cases, $55. The grapes for this bottling in 2002-2004 came from primarily the Wiley Vineyard. In 2005 a frost event led to a loss of all the crop and grapes were then sourced from Ferrington Vineyard (Wädenswil clone) and Klindt Vineyard. I was really charmed by the 2002-2004 vintages of this wine and prefer them over this vintage. Harvested at 25.2º Brix. · Lightest in color of the 2005 Pinot Noirs. When you smell this wine, you want to dive in. Aromas of red berry tart, violets, musk and Moroccan spice. A delicate red fruit core with a hint of mocha and spice, noticeable dry tannins and a dry finish. The oak is commanding. The nose trumps the flavors in this wine. Reviewed June 5, 2009

Winery: Harmonique
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt II)