2016 Migration Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 23,000 cases, $40. With this vintage, the winery switched their flagship Russian River Valley Pinot Noir to the Sonoma Coast AVA, sourcing more fruit from cooler vineyards. 25% of the grapes were sourced from Bloomfield Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap AVA. Russian River Valley sites are 40% of the blend. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new, 60% neutral. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of cherry, raspberry and sandalwood lead to a mid weighted core of cherry, spice and cozy oak flavors. Silky textured with restrained tannins, and a finish infused with cherry goodness. Score: 90. Reviewed June 9, 2018

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