2007 Claudia Springs Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.59, 372 cases, $28. To be released in the winter of 2010. Klindt Vineyard is at the extreme western end of the Anderson Valley. Planted in 1998 in heavy clay loam over fractured rock and consisting of 8.5 acres of Pinot Noir and 2 acres of Pinot Gris. 35% Pommard clones 4 and 5, 20% each Dijon clone 115 and 113, and small amounts of 667 and 777. Aged in 25% new French oak barrels. Winemaker Bob Klindt. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Very charming cherry blossom fruit perfume with brown spice. Bright and juicy cherry bombast with gossamer tannins and admirable persistence on the finish. An impressively crafted and seductive wine, possessing a perfect balance of ripe fruit, vital acidity and refined tannins. Unbelievable quality at this price point. The best Pinot Noir I have every sampled from this top end Anderson Valley producer. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Claudia Springs Winery
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