2014 Migration Running Creek Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 206 cases, $68. Inaugural release.I A Migration estate vineyard located on River Road, consisting of 70 acres and six clones of Pinot Noir. A block and barrel selection including only about 4% of the vineyard’s grape output. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new and 60% neutral. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of Bing cherry, spice and animale. Mid weight flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cola with a compliment of oak backing. Noticeable attack with good mid palate presence and persistence. Forward drinking with a very credible finish, although the wine leans a bit on oak. Unchanged the following day when tasted from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed January 16, 2017

Winery: Migration Wines
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