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

14.9% alc., pH 3.73, TA 0.55, 614 cases, $66. Clone 115. 5-day cold soak, slow moving AMII yeast fermentation, daily punch downs, and aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 29% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Time is needed for this wine to open so I recommend decanting. With time, the nose becomes ridiculously alluring with aromas of black cherry, cranberry, rose petal, pecan oil and allspice. Flat out delicious, with crunchy, intense black cherry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit flavors. Impeccably balanced and perfectly structured, with a finish that is a celebratory black cherry delight. I have tasted multiple past vintages of Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir, and Jolie is always the one I want to date. Score: 97. Reviewed May 7, 2017

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