2014 Joseph Jewell Alderpoint Vineyard Humboldt County Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.62, 75 cases, $35. Vineyard is located at 500 feet elevation above the middle fork of the Eel River. First open release from this vineyard. Martini clone planted in 1991. Yield averaged 1.99 tons per acre. Harvest Brix 23.2ยบ. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Both earthy and fruity in character, with aromas and flavors of black raspberry and blackberry fruits, spice, mushroom and mulch. Silky in the mouth, with welcome balance, and a return of the savory and fruity fragrances that haunt the exhilarating finish. Score: 92. Reviewed February 25, 2017

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
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