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

2015 La Pitchoune Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.58, 298 cases, $48. Sourced from English Hill, Holder and Morris vineyards. Dijon clones 115, 667, 777 and “838.” Average harvest Brix 24.3º. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new, 25% once used, and 50% four years or older. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of purple grapes, boysenberry and underbrush lead off. Dense and bold in a fruit-driven mid weight plus style, with waves of dark red and purple fruits greeting the palate. A botanical thread plies the background. Nicely composed with balanced tannins and some finishing purpose. Score: 90. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: La Pitchoune Winery
From article: Recent Tastings of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay