2014 Joseph Jewell Humboldt County Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.59, 175 cases, $32. A blend of grapes from Elk Prarie, Alderpoint and Ryan vineyards. A mix of Dijon 115, 777, and 667, along with Pommard and Martini clones. Harvest Brix averaged 24.4ยบ. Average yield 0.50 tons per acre. 100% de-stemmed, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very giving aromas of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, bark and a hint of tutti-frutti. Darker fruited flavors on the palate including black cherry and black raspberry with a pleasing hint of spice. Nicely balanced and quite agreeable, with filigree tannins and some finishing length. Score: 89. Reviewed February 25, 2017

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