2016 Roger Roessler Wines Black Pine Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.74, TA 0.563, $30. Sourced from three vineyards with the majority coming from a western Russian River Valley site farmed in Goldridge soils. Additional sources come from the Carneros region in the Sonoma Coast and the western edge of the Petaluma Gap. Winemaker Drew Huffine. Native and organic French yeast fermentation. Aged 10 months on lees in French oak barrels, 20% new. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of turned earth, mulch and tobacco lead to a full-bodied wine featuring full-ripened black fruits framed by firm but not astringent tannins. A thread of tobacco oak plies the background. I wished for more finesse, nuance and acidity. Score: 88. Reviewed October 8, 2017

Winery: Roger Roessler Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines