2015 Kingston Family Vineyards Alazan Casablanca Chile Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 150 cases, $36. Released October 2016. Named after Peter Kingston’s burgundy-colored horse in the 1950s. A limited, reserve bottling. Less new French oak and some larger barrels were used in this vintage. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A very young wine with oak expression exceeding the fruit initially. Over time, aromas of dark fruits and tobacco emerge. The gloriously sappy core envelopes the palate with an array of sweet purple and black fruit flavors with indulgent earth and oak flavors as well. Full-bodied, with balanced tannins and a fruit-filled finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the showy oak had receded and the wine was more appealing. Best to give this wine more time in bottle. Score: 92-93. Reviewed October 30, 2016

Winery: Kingston Family Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir