2015 Anaba Las Brisas Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.27, TA 0.66, 180 cases, $48. Harvest Brix 23.6ยบ. Clones 667, 777 and Swan selection. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, fermentation separately by clone. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry, fertile earth, mushroom and sawn oak come to the forefront on the nose. Bright and crisp on the palate, virtually dancing on the tongue, with an essence of mid weight cherry flavor goodness. There are some forestry spices in the background that add interest. Very charming, with exquisite balance and a finish awash in juicy cherry. Score: 93. Reviewed July 21, 2018

Winery: Anaba Wines
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