2016 Anaba Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.44, TA 0.61, 241 cases, $56. Vineyard is owned and farmed by the Pisoni and Franscioni families. Pisoni “clone.” Harvest Brix 24.2º. 100% de-stemmed, aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose offers competition between aromas of maraschino cherry, rose and dried herbs and oak-driven ash and vanilla. Light to mid weight in style, offering earth-toned fruit flavors of black cherry and boysenberry. A pretty wine with a polished mouthfeel, a dash of toasty oak, and some length on the sweet boysenberry finish. Score: 90. Reviewed February 23, 2019

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