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

2015 Talisman Adastra Vineyard Los Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 224 cases, pH 3.74, TA 0.55, $59. Certified organic vineyard planted in 1994 in relatively light clay-loam soils. The site is naturally low in vigor with low yields. Clones 2A, Swan, Pommard, two suitcase selections and Dijon 113, 115 and 777. Yield 1.1 tons per acre. Feral fermentations with 25% whole cluster. Extended maceration prior to pressing and barreling. Aged 18 months in French oak cooperage, 56% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of mushroom earthiness and blackberry jam. Mid weight flavors of blackberry, cassis, black tea and a hint of oak. Admirable balance, with modest tannins and a long, lip-smacking finish. Score: 93. Reviewed May 3, 2019

Winery: Talisman
From article: A Trio Of Pinot Noir Maestros