2011 Masút Estate Vineyard Block 13 Mendocino County Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 115 cases, $55. From a 1.15-acre block of 1,041 clone 777 vines planted on 101-14 rootstock in 2003. Aged 11 months in 100% new Cadus French oak. · Medium purple color in the glass. Muted nose that arrives over time with scents of dark berries, black cherry, black currant and dark chocolate. Fresh, with impressive fruit presence on the palate, softly textured, finishing with good power. The most sap and tannin of the block-designated wines but retains a velvety mouth feel and appealing drink ability. Very good. Reviewed February 4, 2013

Winery: Masút Vineyard and Winery
From article: Second Generation Pinot Noir Winemakers Carve Out Their Own Success: Masút & Coattails