2013 Young Hagen Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.75, TA 0.68, 77 cases, $50. Released February 2017. A single vineyard wine from a vineyard located at the western edge of Green Valley (name not disclosed). Calera, Pommard, 115 and Elite clones. 10% whole cluster fermented separately. Aged 15 months on the lees in once-used French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Although there is no new oak barrels used in the aging of this wine, it shows a whack of oak on the nose and palate. Aromas of wood smoke and oak char lead off and persist over time. More fruit expression on the mid weight palate, with lush flavors of black raspberry, blackberry, spice and leaf. The tannins and acidity are in balance and there is some length to the sweet-fruited finish. Toasty oak plies the background and is still evident in the wine when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 87. Reviewed April 19, 2017

Winery: Young Hagen Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir