2018 Davis Family Vineyards Soul Patch Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $55. Native yeast fermentation. Aged 10 months in 33% new, 33% one-year-old and 33% 2-year-old French oak barrels. A selection of the winemaker’s favorite barrels from Soul Patch Vineyard. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Up-front aromas of blackberry, spice cake and Dr. Pepper. Mid-weight plus in style and very comforting in the mouth, with a glorious display of well-spiced, blueberry, olalliberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors framed by supportive, ripe tannins. Impeccable balance, finishing with the perfume of lovely Pinot must. Highly drinkable now, but the harmony and tannic backbone predict at least a 2-year life ahead. This beauty is like the gorgeous girl in school you always wanted to date. Reviewed April 10, 2021. Score: 97. Reviewed August 22, 2021

Winery: Davis Family Vineyards
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part II: North Coast - Russian River Valley