2014 Migration Bien Nacido Vineyards Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 310 cases, $68. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new and 60% neutral. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of cherry, strawberry and spice. Light to mid weight in style, with layers of dark red cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruits accented with notes of tea and toasty oak. Delicious, with juicy acidity and taut tannins, finishing with nuances of pine needle and Middle Eastern spices. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the aromatics still soared and the finish was remarkable. Score: 93. Reviewed January 16, 2017

Winery: Migration Wines
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