2014 Maggy Hawk Afleet Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.59, 223 cases, $66. Pommard clone. 5-day cold soak, slow moving AMII yeast fermentation, daily punch downs, and aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 27% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Shy aromas of dark cherry, ripe strawberry, spice, nut oil and redwood bark. Laden with plenty of tasty black cherry and black raspberry fruits with a slightly gamey, earthy and herbal countenance. The tannins are modest, and the wine finishes with a load of sweet fruit that lasts and lasts. I like this wine a lot, but I don’t think this site brings out the best qualities of the Pommard clone, probably because of ripeness issues. Score: 92. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Maggy Hawk
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines