2018 Wrath Boekenoogen Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.76, TA 0.58, RS 0.01, 381 cases, $49. This 100-acre family vineyard was established in 1998 by John Boekenoogen. The family‚Äôs cattle business has existed for five generations in the Salinas Valley. 50% 115 and 50% 113. 3-day cold soak, 20% whole cluster fermentation, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new, and laid down for another 12 months of barrel aging before release. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Earth-kissed aromas of black cherry, black licorice and seasoned oak. A dreamy texture captures attention upon entry. Somewhat shy, offering mid-weight flavors of black fruits framed by tame tannins. Needs more time in the cellar. Score: 91. Reviewed December 13, 2020

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