2014 MacPhail Dutton Ranch Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.57, 297 cases, $49. Release spring 2017. Thomas Road and Manzana vineyards. Harvest Brix 25.5º-26.0º. Clones 115, 777 and “828.” Aged 11 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 34% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of fresh cherry, baking spice and toasty oak lead off. In the mouth, there is a modest attack of black cherry and blackberry fruits accented with vivid oak. The texture is suave, the tannins are well balanced, and the wine finishes with a flourish of dared bed berry goodness. Score: 89. Reviewed December 13, 2016

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