2010 MacPhail Toulouse Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.83, TA 0.61, 350 cases, $49. Released spring 2012. Clones 2A, 667, 115 and 777. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, native fermentations, aged 11 months sur lie in 50% new French oak from several coopers. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. New oak scents dominate the nose, entry and finish. Herb-tinged dark red cherry and berry fruit flavors with plenty of oak driven toffee and coffee accents. Good structural integrity with fine-grain tannins, but lacks vigor and finishes with a little heat. Decent. Reviewed July 23, 2012

Winery: MacPhail Wines
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