2016 Roger Roessler Wines Hein Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.95, TA 0.53, 121 cases, $54. Vineyard located in the deep northwestern end of the Anderson Valley. Native yeast fermentation. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of very ripe, dark fruit and espresso lead off. The core of black cherry and blackberry fruits pushes the ripeness envelope. The tannins are well corralled and the slightly tart cherry finish is quenching. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was heavily imbued with nutty oak and the palate experience was unchanged. Score: 88. Reviewed March 23, 2019

Winery: Roger Roessler Wines
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