2007 Jim Ball Vineyards Signature Label Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $46. · Moderately deep garnet color. Very intense aromas of cherries and berries with Provencal spices. Rich and ripe berry and stone fruit flavors augmented by notes of tar and grilled meat. Smoothly textured with fine dusty tannins and a clean finish. A hardy wine with more gumption than the 2006 vintage. It will improve over the next year or two yet is drinking fine now. Reviewed June 5, 2009

Winery: Jim Ball Vineyards
From article: Anderson Noir Valley Pinot (Pt II)