VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
November 1, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2014 Talisman Jamison Valley Vineyard Destein Estate Bennett Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 59 cases, $55. This vineyard receives the brunt of cool air thru the Petaluma Gap. Planted in 1996 at an elevation of 565-625 feet in gravelly, volcanic mudflow. Clone 777. Aged 21 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Embracing aromas of red cherry, dark cranberry, spice and floral bouquet. Plush on the palate, yet lifted with juicy acidity. Forward flavors of cherry and red berry with a spice back note and a refreshing finish. Still lovely when tasted four days after opening. Score: 92-93. Reviewed August 6, 2017

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