2016 Anaba Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.61, 1,187 cases, $42. A blend of select lots and clones from five vineyards. Clones are Pommard, 115, “828,” 777 and 667. Harvest Brix 23.6º. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The showy nose offers aromas of red fruits, exotic spices and pipe smoke. Light to mid weight in an elegant style, featuring juicy red cherry flavor with the slightest confected tone. Silky in the mouth, with gentle tannins. A giving wine that is easy to embrace and made for delightful everyday drinking. Score: 92. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: Anaba Wines
From article: Recent Tastings of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay