2016 Kitson Wines North Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.71, TA 0.55, 120 cases, $32. Double Gold Medal winner San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Harvest Brix 23.0ยบ. A blend of three vineyards in the Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Coombsville appellations. 60%+ Pommard with the remainder Dijon 777, 115 and Swan selection. 10% whole cluster fermentation. Aged 10 months in previously used French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Appealing scents of cherry, spice, redwood and pine. Lighter in style, with easygoing flavors of red cherry and berry with a forest thread. Forward drinking with silky tannins and commendable balance. Like a Model T - simple but reliable. Score: 89. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Kitson Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay