2015 Maggy Hawk Stormin’ Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 223 cases, $66. Clone 667. This wine, from a 3.47-acre block, is typically intense and structured. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. A classic Pinot nose of spiced cherry and earthy flora. A big gulp of dark fruit goodness that is bold yet refined with gracious tannins and giving acidity. Satiny in the mouth, with noticeable oak backing, and a long finish. The majestic fruit is unusually concentrated for Pinot Noir. More desirable when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle when the oak showed better integration. Decant or hold awhile in the cellar. Score: 93. Reviewed March 17, 2018

Winery: Maggy Hawk
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