2009 MacPhail Family Winery Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA, $49 (S) – Rating 94
The lush rich Pinot Noir style that defines James MacPhail wines is showcased here with a full bouquet of cherry, raspberry and spice. On the palate, expect bold yet balanced flavors of cherry and raspberry jam with plenty of spice and notes of oaky vanilla. While rich, integrated acidity adds complexity. Patience is rewarded as the wine blossoms in the glass.