2008 Heart and Hands Barrel Reserve Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.58, 195 cases, $39.99. Yields 1.9 tons per acre from Sawmill Creek and Hobbit Hollow Vineyards. 100% whole cluster. Aged in 38% new Francois Frères French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, spice, vanillin, oak spice and stem. Light and elegant flavors of black cherries, cranberries and raspberries with a leafy, tea and herbal riff in the background. The tannins outweigh the fruit by a tad. Impressive finishing length. Good (+). Reviewed July 23, 2012

Winery: Heart & Hands Wine Company
From article: Heart & Hands Wine Company: Pinot Noir Off the Beaten Trail