2016 Migration Drum Canyon Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $70. Vineyard planted in 2003 and farmed by the Dierberg family. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new and 60% neutral. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose is “down and dirty,” offering aromas of fertile earth and clay with a hint of blackish fruit. More savory than fruity in a mid weight style, with flavors of red and black cherry and red and black raspberry accented with botanical, tar and black tea notes. Nicely balanced, with good acidity and some finishing length and boldness. Score: 91. Reviewed January 17, 2019

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