2015 Anaba Westlands Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., pH 3.49, TA 0.64, 258 cases, $54. This wine is intended to capture the essence of the West Sonoma Coast. Grapes sourced from O’Connor Vineyard, Barlow Lane Private Vineyard and Mariani Vineyard. Pommard, Swan and 115 clones. Harvest Brix 22.2º. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, fermented separately by clone, 30% whole cluster. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light garnet. Gracious aromas of dark cherry, rose, and milk chocolate lead to a middleweight styled wine offering flavors of dark red cherry and berry and blueberry with a bit of herbal oak in the background. Elegant and streamlined, with quenching acidity and a mildly astringent finish. Unchanged when sampled the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 89. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Anaba Wines
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