2016 ess·eff Keller Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.53, 24 cases, $42. Clones 123 and 777 co-fermented.Harvest Brix 24.5º. 100% whole berry. 2-day cold soak, aged 9 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, spice, turned earth and slightly herbal. Light to mid weight flavors of black cherry and blueberry-pomegranate that are giving upon opening. This wine has good intentions, with balanced tannins, folded-in alcohol and a crisp finish that showed a little astringency initially but resolved when tasted the following day. The nose was more spirited the following day as well. Score: 90. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: ess·eff
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