2016 Migration Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $70. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new, 60% neutral. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Vigorous aromas of black cherry, baking spice, black tea and cigar hold up over time in the glass. An excellent charge of sumptuous black cherry fruit is complimented by a hint of oak and an earthiness. Impeccably balanced with a redeeming cut of acidity, and an intense, black cherry-fueled finish. Pretty much all you can ask for in a Pinot Noir. Score: 94. Reviewed January 17, 2019

Winery: Migration Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay