2016 Friedeman UV Lancel Creek Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.61, 102 cases, $60. 50% Pommard, 30% Calera and 20% 777. Average harvest Brix 24.7ยบ. 4-day cold soak, 6-day native fermentation, aged on the gross lees in French oak barrels, 50% new for 11 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and underbrush. More sap and richness than the Sonoma Coast bottling and better oak integration. The silken mouthfeel is cordial as are the gentle tannins. The mid weight flavors of dark cherry, black raspberry and blackberry are infused with a compliment of toasty oak. The wine finishes with a seductive grip of cherry. Score: 93. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Friedeman Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay