2012 Skewis Salzgeber-Chan Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.85, 150 cases, $50. Released September 8, 2014. Harvest Brix 24.4ยบ. This 3-acre vineyard was planted in 1997. Dijon clone 115. Aged 18 months in 25% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light ruby color in the glass. This wine is a cherry bombast with a modest oak overlay on the nose and palate. Very flavorful with remarkable persistence on the finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, more fruit had emerged, some cola and spice showed up, and the wine was more pleasing. Best to cellar this wine a year or so. Score: 90-91. Reviewed January 23, 2015

Winery: Skewis Wines
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