2015 Migration Drum Canyon Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $68. This vineyard was planted in 2003 by the Dierberg family and is located at the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new and 60% neutral. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Reserved aromas of black cherry, earthy flora, toast and cigar box. Stunning on entry, with loads of black cherry, raspberry and spice flavor in a mid weight plus style that delivers immersed tannins and vibrant acidity. Nuances of earth and mushroom add interest. Very sleek and refreshing with the longest finish of the trio of 2015 Migration Pinot Noir wines tasted. Score: 93. Reviewed January 20, 2018

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