2009 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $59. 6.56 acres planted to 115, 777 and Pommard clones. Walfey-Bearwallow series soils consisting of 6 to 24 inches of topsoil over deep fractured shale. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Satisfying fruity aromas including an array of dark berries and plum with a hint of vanilla. The core of dark berries and black plum flavors are saturating and bring the mid palate to attention. Creamy soft in the mouth with a generous fruit-driven finish. Riper fruit than in 2010. Score: 88. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites