2007 Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.69, 875 cases, $30. Released in the winter 2009. Aged 8 months in French oak barrels. Very cool etched bottle. · Brimming with black cherry essence in the aromas and flavors with a hint of mocha and savory herbs. The fruit really clings to the palate through the vibrant finish. Mild but well-structured tannins give the wine a presence. Year in and year out, one of the best values in Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, or any North American Pinot Noir for that matter. Highly recommended. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Greenwood Ridge Vineyards
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot Festival: After the Smoke Clears