2014 Joseph Jewell Starscape Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.61, 200 cases, $N/A. Clones 777, “828,” and 115. Harvest Brix 24.2. 8% whole cluster, 12-day fermentation , aging for 11 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Nice floral, pine forest and spiced cherry perfume. Luxurious and polished in the mouth, featuring a mid weight core of black cherry, and purple and black berry fruits. Admirable balance with only a hint of oak, finishing modestly. Charming upon opening but lost appeal when re-tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
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