2014 Attune Sonoma County Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 320 cases, $48. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose offers little fruit respite, featuring primarily aromas of oak, campfire and vanilla. Better on the mid weighted palate with a juicy core of fresh black cherry and black raspberry fruit, but the fruit is buried in heavy oak overlay. There are some good features here including a silky mouthfeel and well honed tannins as well as some finishing generosity, but the oak spoils the experience. The winery’s name, Attune, means bring into balance, but this wine doesn’t quite live up to the name. Score: 87. Reviewed September 24, 2017

Winery: Attune
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