2005 Philo Ridge Vineyards Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 250 cases, $32. The fruit is sourced primarily from Ferrington Vineyard. Clones 115, 667 and 777. Picked at 23.5º Brix. Slow fermentation in 1-ton open top fermenters, 4 day cold soak, aged 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Aged 9 months in bottle before release. · Moderately light in color. The nose is very floral with a green note. Attractive flavors of fresh berries and cherries with a riff of oak. Soft and smooth with supple tannins. Reviewed June 5, 2009

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