2007 Husch Vineyards Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 3,938 cases, $23. To be released in June 2009. Fermented in small, open-top fermenters and punched down three times per day. Aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-violet color. A simple but thoroughly satisfying wine featuring red berries, crushed cherries, savory herbs, tobacco, and a deft touch of oak vanillin. Terrifically smooth mouth feel with gossamer tannins. Not a wine to contemplate and won’t send pinotphiles into ecstasy, but impossible to find a better easy-drinking California Pinot Noir for this price. Great Pinot bang for the buck. Reviewed June 5, 2009

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