2015 Joseph Jewell Starscape Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.61, 200 cases, $48. Clone 777 planted in 2000. Harvest Brix 24.1ยบ. 15% whole cluster. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Unfiltered. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Brooding aromas of black fruits, molasses and toasty oak. Dense, bold and slightly withdrawn in a mid weight plus style featuring well ripened fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry-pomegranate. Big but not too big with plenty of vigor and a sleek mouthfeel. Typical of Martini clone. When tasted several hours after opening, the nose had come alive with more fruit appeal and the wine showed more polish, class and concentration. Score: 94. Reviewed February 3, 2019

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
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