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2009 Lazy Creek Vineyards Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.62, 809 cases, $38, released May 14, 2012. Heritage and Dijon clones in one of the oldest vineyards in Anderson Valley. Partially whole cluster fermented. Aged 16 months in 28% new and 72% older French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Very ripe fruit profile on the nose and palate. Black cherries and black raspberries are featured with well-proportioned tannins. A bit tart on the finish which shows some length. Good. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: Lazy Creek Vineyards
From article: Anderson Noir Valley: Trade Tasting