2017 Tessier Filigreen Farm Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., pH 3.61, 73 cases, $60. Release mid-March 2019. The vineyard source is certified organic and biodynamically farmed. 72-year-old vines, Pommard clone. Harvest Brix 23.5ยบ. 50% whole cluster. Aged in French oak barrels, 25% new. The wine is certified vegan. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Grounded aromas of fertile soil and mushroom. Sleek and refined in the mouth, with mid weight plus extraction of black cherry and blackberry fruits. Admirable harmony and fruit purity, with only a dusting of walnut-infused barrel magic and a dark fruited ending. Score: 92. Reviewed March 23, 2019

Winery: Tessier Winery
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