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2007 Couloir Monument Tree Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.52% alc., pH 3.65, 200 cases, $44. Released in the summer 2009. Planted in 1999 to Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777 by Duckhorn Vineyards, this vineyard was later bought by Chuck McBride who hired Paul Ardzrooni to manage the vineyard. Situated at the deep end of the Anderson Valley. Winemaker Jon Grant. · Moderately deep color and slightly cloudy (unfiltered). Nicely composed perfume of dark red berries, black cherries and spice box. Rich, plush and very satisfying with an impressive mid palate attack of ripe fruit leading to a finishing note of peppery spice and uplifting citrus vibrancy. A hedonistic fruit-driven style that will find fans. Very good. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Couloir Wines
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot Festival: After the Smoke Clears