2015 Cuvaison Single Block Series Spire Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.51, $52. Clone 115, 18-year-old from a low-yieldings high elevation site on the estate vineyard. This site stands out for its depth and concentration according to the winemaker. Yields in 2015 were down about 40%. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of dark cherry and a compliment of oak. More expressive on the palate, offering a mid weight plus charge of black cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors underlain with earthiness and notes of dark chocolate and cola, Satiny in texture, with inviting harmony, finishing with some generosity. Can be enjoyed now but will benefit from another year in the cellar. Score: 92. Reviewed January 20, 2018

Winery: Cuvaison Winery
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