2011 Talisman Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 220 cases, $65. Released October 2014. From a unique site at 850-1,000 feet elevation which has very cold night time temperatures. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose is shy but pleasant with aromas of red and black berries with a hint of cola. The tasty core of blueberry, boysenberry, sarsaparilla and spice flavors is framed by firm tannins that add a touch of astringency to the finish. The wine has good brightness and a seductively soft texture, finishing with good length. It definitely becomes more appealing over time in the glass, but seems disjointed at this juncture. Alcohol warmth peaks out and oak lingers on the aftertaste, especially the following day from a previously opened bottle. Score: 89. Reviewed October 21, 2014

Winery: Talisman
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