Anderson Valley produces some really powerful wines and I find it most similar to the Russian River style (meaning relatively full bodied.....for Pinot Noir). This wine is a small 490 case production and was aged in French oak (30% new).
On the nose I get beautiful floral aromas mixed with generous cherry and wild berry notes. There is secondary aromas of roasted meat, leather, and spice. A very classic cool weather, hearty, and rich style bouquet.
On the palate I generous bing cherry notes that combine with raspberry, cranberry, vanilla, herbs, and a touch of orange peel. There is great spice here too, my guess is they use quality French oak with their barrel regimen. The finish is medium-long in length and has a generous amount of tannin. Very nicely made wine - 91 points