09 James Macphail Frattey Shams ($49)☺☺☺☺

James MacPhail is some sort of wine making wizard and turned his magic wand to the vineyard known as Frattey Shams. An unlikley sounding name which you would probably associate with a Harry Potter movie but in truth this is far from a fiction as you can get. James has taken the 115 clone and produced a really full bodied wine which has great ageing potential and yet is equally capable fo being drunk young. Quite a paradox. Plums and black cherries abound in this mouthful of fruit and I doubt if you will find a better example of Anderson Valley Pinot. 

© John Holmes 2014