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Wines / 2009 Phillips Hill Estates Valenti Vineyards

Name Valenti Vineyards
Winery Phillips Hill Estates
Gary's rating 92 points
Style Red
Varietal 100% Pinot Noir
Vintage 2009
Place California
Price $42.00 MSRP
ABV 14.6%

Gary's tasting notes

Phillips Hill has established themselves as one of my favorite wineries in all of Anderson Valley. The only problem? They make very small lots of their wines, maxing out at only 600 cases of each Pinot. This wine kind of smells like red paint, and I mean that in a good way, along with sour cherries and soy sauce aromas coming around on the nose. The red and black cherry fruit is quite lively, with great minerality on the back end. I mean, at the end of the day, I'm just in love with Mendocino and their Pinot Noir potential, and this wine is a prime example of why. Get on their mailing list!