2014 Daniel Grand Vent Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.64, 90 cases, $60. Sourced from a 15-acre vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap. A cool maritime climate and cold winds lead to extended hang times lasting into mid to late October. Feral primary and malolactic fermentations in open-top stainless steel tanks. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Irresistible aromatic presence featuring scents of black cherry, black raspberry, spice, earth and mulch. A luscious array of dark stone and berry fruits saturate the mid palate with goodness. A bit of savoriness displayed by spice, pepper and forest flora add interest. The silky mouthfeel is highly seductive and the rewarding finish is ornate and persistent. Score: 92. Reviewed October 2, 2016

Winery: Daniel
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir