2013 Talisman Cuvée No. 5 North Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 217 cases, $38. Released October 1, 2016. Sourced from a few young vineyards. 25% whole cluster, feral yeast fermentation, aged 19 months in French oak barrels, 44% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is quite giving, with bright aromas of black cherry, strawberry, forest floor and exotic spices. Forward drinking and middleweight in style, with flavors of dark red and black cherry, black berry and anise. The whole cluster has contributed good structure to the wine. Not particularly complex, but easy to like. Score: 89. Reviewed October 19, 2016

Winery: Talisman
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay