2006 Benovia Winery Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 220 cases, $55. Rich Savoy has farmed this vineyard located west if Philo for 20 years. This wine is composed of multiple clones including Pommard, Calera, Martini 13 and Dijon 114 and 115, and is typically slow to come around. Each of the clones were vinified separately with only select barrels included in this bottling. · The nose is primal with oak char, dark berries, crusty toast and smoke surfacing. The wine possesses a solid dark berry core of fruit with plenty of oak char dominating the fruit at this stage. Silky in texture and nicely composed. Patience will be needed to fully appreciate this young wine which flashed a lot more fruit when newly crafted. Still fresh the next day from a previously opened re-corked bottle. Reviewed May 26, 2009

Winery: Benovia Winery
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt I)