2015 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 641 cases, $66. Clone 115. A southeast facing 10.03-acre block that consistently produces the most nuanced and pretty Pinot Noir from the vineyard and always my favorite wine in the lineup. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Lovely perfume of black cherry, clove, and Wassail spices, becoming more explosive over time in the glass. The mid weight black cherry essence is pure and vivid in the mouth, carrying over through an exceptionally long finish. Even better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. This wine has an aura that captivates me year in and year out. Score: 94. Reviewed March 17, 2018

Winery: Maggy Hawk
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