2011 Ancient Oak Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.40, TA 0.63, 900 cases, $28. Sourced from estate vineyard and small sustainably-farmed family vineyards. Whole berry fermented, aged in 25% new French oak. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, dried herbs and balsam. Sweet and sappy cherry and red currant core with a hint of spice. Well integrated oak and bright acidity on the cherry-themed finish. Score: 89. Reviewed May 15, 2014

Winery: Ancient Oak Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir