2014 MacPhail Ferrington Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.43, TA 0.64, 94 cases, $49. Release spring 2017. First MacPhail bottling from Ferrington Vineyard since 2010. Harvest Brix 24.0º-25.3º. Clones 667, “828,” and Pommard. Aged 11 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 26% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose leads with aromas of black cherry, toast and tobacco. Mid weight flavors of oak-kissed black cherry and blackberry fruits have noticeable intensity and freshness. The tannins are nicely balanced, there is a hint of welcome spice, and the deep cherry finish impresses. The wine attracts more attention with time in the glass. Score: 91. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Final California Wine Reviews of 2016