2012 Dolin Solomon Hills Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.34% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.61, 140 cases, $45. Clone 777. Aged 19 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Appealing scents of dark cherry cobbler, cassis and balsam. Plenty of oak-kissed dark red and purple fruits that satisfy with a noticeable attack and fullness. Silky in the mouth with modest tannins and some finishing length. This wine has more oak overlay than I prefer, but the texture is seductive. Score: 90. Reviewed January 22, 2015

Winery: Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards
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