2008 Phillips Hill Estates Ring of Fire Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 150 cases, $38. Released in the spring of 2010. Sourced from Corby and Toulouse vineyards. Clones 115, 667, 777, 2A and Pommard. Aged 11 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Egg white fined and unfiltered. · Light in color and fruit intensity with a smoky personality. Notes of cherries, forest floor and cigar ash. A barely serviceable wine. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Phillips Hill Estates
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot Festival: After the Smoke Clears