2014 Vaughn Duffy Wines Stori Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.59, 74 cases, $48. Released September 2016. The 2.25-acre Stori Vineyard was planted in 2001 to clone 115. Soils are Goldridge. 100% de-stemmed, 6-day cold soak, feral yeast fermentation. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels. A selection of the three best barrels out of twelve. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Initially moody, but opening nicely over time in the glass to revealing engaging aromas of dark stone and berry fruits and spice. A full-bodied core of charming black cherry, black raspberry and blueberry fruit flavors back by spice really draw attention. Impeccable balance, offering both fruit generosity and suavity, finishing on point. This wine is clearly special. Score: 93. Reviewed October 2, 2016

Winery: Vaughn Duffy Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir