2006 Woodenhead Wiley Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 358 cases, $60. When I tasted this almost a year ago, it was impenetrable and brooding. It has now opened up. · Medium ruby color. Flashy and expressive aromas of cherries and raspberries. Mouth filling richness with oodles of raspberry fruit, some Asian spice, and a long, chewy and aromatic finish. Really lovely wine with deft use of oak and impeccable balance. Expensive, yes, but worth it if you want the full experience. Reviewed June 5, 2009

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