2014 Byron Rita’s Crown Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 295 cases, $65. Clone “828.” Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 46% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry and subtle oak leave a good impression. Mid weight flavors of dark red cherries and berries with a very appealing expression of cherry fruit, especially on the finish. The tannins are silky, there is good acidity, and the oak offers subtle seasoning. A highly respectable wine that can be enjoyed now but will last in the cellar. Score: 93. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: Byron Vineyard & Winery
From article: Final California Wine Reviews of 2016