2016 Briceland Vineyards Alderpoint Vineyard Humboldt County Pinot Noir

12.3% alc., 162 cases, $35. Vineyard planted in 1991 in consultation with Briceland’s founding winemaker Joe Collins. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Earthy aromas of blackest cherry and blackberry fruits. Engaging mid weight flavors of black cherry and purple berry with a touch of baking spice. The soothing texture results from felty tannins. Some of the fruit fragrance returns to haunt the appealing finish. Score: 92. Reviewed January 17, 2019

Winery: Briceland Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay