2014 Small Vines TBH Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.57, RS 0.4 g/L, 309 cases, $82. Released August 2016. Vineyard planted in 2009 on a cool and windy ridge top in Sebastopol. Organically farmed, Goldridge sandy loam soils. 4 feet x 3 feet vine spacing (3630 vines per acre). Yields 1.5 lbs per vine. Calera, Pommard, Swan and 943. Harvest Brix 22.3º-24.4º. 3 to 5-day cold soak, native primary and malolactic fermentations, on skins 14-18 days, pre and post fermentation maceration, aged 15 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, 23% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers a lovely blend of black cherry fruit and a savory note of herbs. The black cherry and blueberrypomegranate flavors really wake up the mouth. Moderately bold, with firm tannins, complimentary oak, with spice and dried herbs in the background. A marvelous wine that perfectly balances fruit and savoriness. Even more dazzling the following day when tasted from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 96. Reviewed August 16, 2016

Winery: Small Vines Wines
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