2014 Loos Family Coastside Cuvée Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.62, 300 hand-numbered bottles, $42. Primarily sourced from Doctor’s Vineyard. Mainly Dijon 777 clone and Swan selection harvested at 26.5º Brix. Over 10% whole cluster, 4-day cold soak, 14-day primary fermentation using feral and selected proprietary yeasts. Aged 11 months in medium toast plus French oak barrels, 70% neutral and 30% new. Bottled unfined with nominal polish filter. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of grape, Damsel plum, black raspberry and nutty oak. Mid weight flavors of black cherry and blueberry-pomegranate with a straw note in the background. The tannins are well matched, and the finish is particularly heady. The wine picks up fruit intensity over time in the glass, yet there is something about the flavor profile that puzzles me. Score: 89. Reviewed October 19, 2016

Winery: Loos Family Winery
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay