2015 Joseph Jewell Starscape Vineyard Old Girls-Martini Clone Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.63, 75 cases, $65. Vines planted in 1971. 0.9 tons per acre. Harvest Brix 24.1ยบ. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Unfiltered. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas and flavors of ripe, sweet black fruits in a full-bodied, rustic style with noticeable but not aggressive tannins. Luscious and creamy on the palate , with good harmony, integrated oak and good finishing purpose. When tasted several hours later from a previously opened bottle, the aromatics were more giving of black cherry and spice, the flavors of purple and black fruits had come to the front and the wine was considerably more appealing. Score: 92. Reviewed February 3, 2019

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
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