2012 Talisman Gunsalus Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 267 cases, $50. Release October 1, 2015. Vineyard planted in 2001 in Goldridge sandy loam soil. Clones 114, 115 and 777. Aged 20 months in 100% French oak barrels, 64% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. This wine reminds one of cherry pie day at baking school with aromas and flavors of Bing cherries, baking spices and a touch of sandalwood. The fine-grain tannins are well balanced, the fruit is forward and juicy, and the wine finishes with a surge of cherry goodness. Score: 90. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Talisman
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