2016 Emeritus Pinot Hill West Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 225 cases, $75. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 42% new. The west side receives more afternoon sun producing more overt fruit flavors. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of burnt tobacco, rose petal and black cherry. A mid weight style, with oak-infused and ostentatious purple and black fruits. Quite earthy with a noticeable taste of guaiacol. Unchanged when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 89. Reviewed June 19, 2019

Winery: Emeritus Vineyards
From article: Recently Tasted Sonoma County Wines