2013 Dolin Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.61, 128 cases, $45. Dijon 667. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, fermentation in 1.3-ton open-top tanks, and aged 21 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Very nice perfume of purple and black fruits with a complimentary floral note. A charming wine with a tasty mid weight core of black cherry, black raspberry, black grape and spice flavors sporting a silky texture, modest tannins and a gracious finish. The breeding of the grapes comes through in this wine. Score: 92. Reviewed March 17, 2018

Winery: Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards
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