2015 Talisman Starscape Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.56, 267 cases, $56. This vineyard source was previously named Floodgate and prior to that, Mark West Vineyard. It is located at the southern end of the Middle Readh. Pommard, Dijon 777 and “828.” Yield 2.8 tons per acre. Ambient fermentation with 25% whole cluster. Aged 19 months in French oak barrels, 55% new. The wine was bottled unfiined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The nose leads with aromas of black cherry, blackberry and spice. Well-ripened boysenberry and plum flavors in a mid weight plus style accented with redeeming spice. Richly endowed, yet very charming with an appealing elegance. The haunting finish exhibits some drying tannins, but is extremely persistent. Score: 93. Reviewed May 3, 2019

Winery: Talisman
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