2012 The Calling Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., TA 0.65, $37. From the Mill Station Vineyard, one of the coolest sites in the Russian River Valley. Aged 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is highly expressive with bright aromas of Bing cherry, spice, cinnamon stick, graham, sassafras and oak. Luxurious cherry core with accents of cola, anise, spice and oak. Nicely balanced with great verve and grace, finishing with respectable length. Score: 91. Reviewed March 29, 2014

Winery: The Calling
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines