2015 Domaine De La Côte Bloom’s Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 508 cases, $70. 100% whole cluster. Aged in French oak barrels, 45% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Embraceable aromas of cherry, pine sap, exotic spices, rose petal and burnt tobacco. Mid weight flavors of cherry and boysenberry accent with a pleasing smoky tobacco (not oak tobacco) note. Forward drinking, with integrated tannins and very lively acidity. Whole cluster character is dominant in this wine. The very long finish is both fruity and refreshing. Score: 92. Reviewed October 22, 2017

Winery: Domaine De La Côte
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay