2014 BARRA of Mendocino Estate Grown Mendocino County Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 390 cases, $20. Released July 15, 2016. Charlie Barra just completed his 69th harvest. Wine is certified organic by CCOF and vegan friendly. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry and Asian spices lead off. The fruit ripeness pushes the envelope, with flavors of black cherry, black currant, cola, root beer, dark chocolate, and raisin. Still, the wine is nicely crafted with pliable tannins and some finishing purpose. Score: 88. Reviewed September 7, 2016

Winery: Barra of Mendocino
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay