2007 Phillips Hill Estates Anderson Valley Toulouse Vineyard Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 175 cases, $42. From a 17-acre vineyard owned by Vern and Maxine Boltz in the deep end of the Anderson Valley. Planted in 1997. Yields 3 tons per acre. 33% each Dijon 115 and 667 and 2A. Whole berry fermentation, 5 day cold soak, 15 days on skins. Aged 11 months in 35% new French oak barrels. · Black cherry is the theme here both in the aromas and flavors. Very light and delicate, smoothly textured, with a touch of oak spice, fuzzy tannins and a respectable acid lift on the finish. A feminine wine that tries but fails to seduce me. Reviewed June 5, 2009

Winery: Phillips Hill Estates
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt II)