2016 Ancien Haynes Vineyard Old Block Coombsville Napa Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Very pleasant aromas of wine cave, blackberry and pomegranate fruits and a hint of ashen oak. Very ripe-fruited in a mid-weight plus style with flavors of black plum, boysenberry and blackberry. Seamless with a viscous mouthfeel and only a hint of tannin. The richest wine in the Ancien Haynes vertical tasted on this occasion but not veering to fruit compote. When tasted the following day, the nose had become exuberant with aromas of black fruits, spice and sandalwood and plenty of Pinot fruit singing on the long finish. Score: 93. Reviewed August 22, 2021

Winery: Ancien Wines
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part II: North Coast - Other Appellations