2015 Joseph Jewell Ryan Vineyard Humboldt County Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.54, TA 0.62, 100 cases, $39. Clones 115 (80%), 777 (10%) and 667 (10%). Harvest Brix 23.5ยบ. 100% de-stemmed, fermented 15 days in stainless open-top tanks. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Leading off are aromas of purple grape and berry, baking spice and wood pile. Very pleasant in the mouth in a light to mid weight style, featuring vibrant flavors of black cherry and black raspberry. Simple, but soothing and very like able, although the wine had lost some appeal when retasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle (nose more vegetative and earthy and less flavorful). Should be drunk chilled on release. Score: 89. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay