2018 Taft Street Skikos Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 220 cases, $38. Released October 2020. Grapes are clone 667 sourced from Skikos Vineyard. 5-day cold soak, proprietary yeast inoculation, fermentation in open-top tank fermenters at cool temperatures and aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of cherry, dark strawberry, rose hips and spice cake. A succulent fruit core of black cherry and black raspberry creates an impression. A serious wine that shows impeccable balance and gentle use of oak. The peach-skin make for easy drinking and the juicy finish draws the drinker back to the glass. Even more lavish over time in the glass. This beauty can be enjoyed now are cellared. Score: 94. Reviewed February 28, 2021

Winery: Taft Street Winery
From article: Recently Tasted 2018 California & Oregon Pinot Noir