2016 Alma Fria Doña Margarita Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 145 cases, $70. This vineyard is located in the tiny hamlet of Freestone, 7 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and exposed to the ingress of fog from Bodega Bay. It offers a very cool microclimate. Planting began in 2002 to clones 115 and Pommard. Goldridge fine sandy loam soil. 15% whole cluster, wild yeast fermented, aged in 30% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of blackest cherry, tobacco, spice and oak. Midweight flavors centered on black cherry with a citrus note in the background. Pleasant, but not exciting, with suede tannins, and nervy acidity that makes its presence felt. The finish has a sweet and sour tone. Score: 88. Reviewed March 22, 2020

Winery: Alma Fria
From article: Alma Fria: West Sonoma Coast Wines by Former Red Car Co-Founder Carroll Kemp