2014 Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Honey’s Cuvée Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 46 cases. Aged 21 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Clones 115 and 777, 100% whole cluster fermented - méthode ancienne. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. More primary than the regular Red Dog bottling, but with deeper flavored darker fruits, a silky mouthfeel, and a delightful dark berry infused finish. A bit more rustic and savory at this stage, and more tannin, but with a generous finish. The wine needs considerable foreplay as reflected in the vivid fruit flavors assuming considerably more intensity over time in the glass. Best to cellar a few years. Score: 93-94. Reviewed August 6, 2017

Winery: Talisman
From article: Talisman Wines: An In-Depth Tasting of 2014 Vintage & Older Vintage Pinot Noir