2015 Joseph Jewell Bucher Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.57, 100 cases, $50. Swan and Pommard clones. 100% de-stemmed, 10-day fermentation in stainless open-top tanks. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Accessible nose offering aromas of floral cologne, black cherry, spice, and earthy flora. The light to mid weight core of red cherry fruit is underlain with a fecal/barnyard/tobacco/herbaceous thread that is typical of wines from this vineyard. The wine is nicely balanced, sleek in the mouth, with a juicy finish of modest length. The savory aspect of this wine is welcomed by many or may not appeal to drinkers like me. Score: 89. Reviewed June 29, 2018

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