2014 Daniel Laguna Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.67, 75 cases, $60. This vineyard was planted in 2008 by proprietor and vineyard manager Arturo Robledo and his son, Arturo, Jr.. Goldridge soil. The vines are trellised a mere 24” off the ground and are organically farmed. Clones are Calera, Mt. Eden and Martini. 66% de-stemmed with 33% left whole cluster and added to the bottom of the tank. 5-day cold soak, feral primary and malolactic fermentations, aged 10 months on the lees in French oak 500 L puncheons, 33% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Inviting aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry and dried herbs draw you into the glass. A forceful attack of delicious dark cherry fruit expands in the mouth, carrying over to a finish with respectable intensity and a burst of acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed October 2, 2016

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