2007 Skewis Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.52, 150 cases, $50. To be released in the fall 2010. Final release from the formerly named Floodgate Vineyard. Located at the far western end of the Anderson Valley exposing it to a strong maritime influence with frequent summer fog and wind. The soil is poor leading to low vine vigor. Winemaker Hank Skewis. · The classiest wine in this tasting with impressive long-term potential. Fruits are multi faceted with savory berries, black cherries and plum the most prominent. Notes of loamy earth and dark mocha add interest. The wine has a velvety smooth mouth feel with a well-proportioned tannic backbone for aging. A lithe and dancing Pinot. Reviewed June 8, 2010

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