2013 Stomping Girl Beresini Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.48, TA 0.54, 450 cases, $36. Released spring 2016. Vineyard planted and meticulously farmed by Steve Beresini in 1989. Calera, Pommard and Dijon 777 clones. Harvest Brix 24.4ยบ. 100% de-stemmed, 3-day cold soak, aged 11 months in mostly neutral French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers a profile of very ripe fruits including boysenberry, cassis and raisin, along with aromas of spice, toast and earthy flora. Robust on the palate, with a mid weight plus core of black cherry and purple berry fruits framed by firm but well-proportioned fruit tannins. Somewhat lush in mouthfeel with sap to spare, missing some vibrancy, but finishing with welcome intensity and length. Score: 89. Reviewed March 29, 2017

Winery: Stomping Girl Wines
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