2016 Gary Farrell Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.67, 513 cases, $65. Released May 2019.Sourced from the Frost Ranch. Wente selection. 15% added whole clusters. 6-day cold soak, 10-15 days post fermentation extended maceration. Aged on the primary lees for 15 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The aromas of purple grape, boysenberry, cardamom spice and burnt tobacco are intoxicating. The discretely concentrated flavors of black cherry and boysenberry are accompanied by the slightest herbaceous note and citric energy. A spirited wine with impressive juiciness, admirable balance and an acid-driven, uplifting finish. A delightful wine with beautifully-ripened fruit and easy accessibility. Score: 94. Reviewed July 20, 2019

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Recently Tasted California Wines