2016 Small Vines MK Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.8%, pH 3.62, TA 0.56, RS 0.1 g/L, 44 cases, $82 (sold out). Vineyard planted by Small vines Viticulture, Inc in 1999 on an east-facing ridge above Occidental at 800 feet elevation, 10.5 miles from the coast. Harvest Brix 22.5º. 5-day cold soak, 45% whole cluster native yeast fermentation. All free run juice. Aged 15 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, 33% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Complex aromatic profile including underbrush, cherry, dark rose petal, and gingerbread spices. The dark cherry fruit is accented with a savory herbal, floral and forestry background theme. Silky in the mouth, with redeeming acidity. Score: 93. Reviewed December 11, 2018

Winery: Small Vines Wines
From article: Pinot Trail Diaries