2009 Nelson Hill Deep End Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 300 cases, $42. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromatically pleasing with scents of black cherry, rose petal, spice and herbs. Moderately rich core of black cherry, black raspberry and pomegranate fruits backed by soft but supportive tannins. A slight herbal vein peeks out in the background. A little more ripeness than the 2010 vintage of this wine with a bigger, lush fruit-filled finish. Score: 89. Reviewed February 8, 2015

Winery: Nelson Hill Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay