2015 Tessier Winery Morelli Lane Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 197 cases, $45. 15% whole cluster. Clones 113 and Pommard. Native primary and secondary fermentations. Aged in 37.5% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Noticeably more giving when tasted one day after opening, showing hi-tone aromas of purple berries, purple grape mash, and earth notes. A succulent charge of black berry and black raspberry fruit flavors draw attention. Plenty of extraction to please, with added accents of black tea and nutty oak. Nicely balanced, with plenty of finishing energy. Score: 91. Reviewed April 19, 2017

Winery: Tessier Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir