2007 Woodenhead Pinot Noir Wiley Vineyard
Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.7%
Price at time of purchase: $60.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Muscular, firm, still very youthful Pinot - it seems the Wiley Vineyard always requires some patience. No extra fat here, nicely concentrated and focussed. Fairly alcoholic but with no objectionable heat or imbalance. Deep cherry fruit with notes of pine forest, plum, and sweet Asian spice. Taut and energetic wine that's going to get better for the next two or three years. - HK 2013-09-20


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[  2015-05-27] Certainly fully mature at this point, no longer tight and constrained. Struck me like a classic Pinot wrapped in slightly funky overtones. Some pine resin, earthy/vegetal notes on top of the raspberry, vanilla, floral components in the aromas. Flavors, though, were excellent, and the texture rich, mouth-coating, and finely balanced. [HK 5/26/15]  User Rating: 89.