2015 Migration Running Creek Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $68. Migration’s estate vineyard located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. A selection of the best blocks and barrels from this site (only about 3% of the vineyard’s total grapes). Second vintage. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels 40% new and 60% neutral. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Shy, but pleasurable scents of black fruits and gentle oak. A little riper fruit and more sap and structure than the Dutton bottling. Fruit-driven, with hints of cola, earth and oak. Nicely balanced, with a satiny texture and an agreeable ending. Score: 92. Reviewed January 20, 2018

Winery: Migration Wines
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Other Wines