NV Talisman Cuvée No. 4 North Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 242 cases, $38. Released August 1, 2015. Composed of wines from multiple vineyards and vintages. 25% whole cluster. Wild yeast fermentation. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 60% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose leads with hi-tone black cherry and toasty oak aromas. The light to mid weight core of cherry fruit is deep and persistent, backed by significant oak overlay. A satiny texture, modest tannins and a cherry-fueled finish complete the picture. The oak tends to integrate over time in the glass and is more compatible the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. This wine should show more balance with additional time in the cellar. Score: 89. Reviewed August 18, 2015

Winery: Talisman
From article: 2012 Talisman 20th Vintage Pinot Noir