2007 Husch Estate Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 498 cases, $35. Released in the spring 2010. Best lots in the cellar given special handling and extended aging. 25% whole cluster. Aged 15 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Very reserved nose which fails to respond to coaxing. Medium-bodied core of cherry cola and mocha flavors with a loamy underpinning. Tight and unyielding with little charm now. Good, but could receive more accolades with another couple of years in the cellar. Reviewed June 8, 2010

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