2017 Tessier Saveria Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 174 cases, $52. Clone 667, 777 and 115. Organically farmed vineyard. 28% whole cluster. Aged in French oak barrels, 28% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Shy, but pleasing aromas of pine, burnt tobacco, cardamon and cherry. Delicious core of bright dark cherry and raspberry fruit flavors infused with exotic spices, and graced with floral goodness and a hint of tobacco and earth. Seamless, with gracious tannins and generous finishing length. Impressive in every way. Score: 94. Reviewed March 23, 2019

Winery: Tessier Winery
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