2011 Ancient Oak Cellars Siebert Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.61, 300 cases, $40. Pommard 4 clone from hillside Block 5, aged for more than 18 months in 35% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Invigorating aromas of fresh cherry pie, strawberry preserves and Asian spice. Beautifully composed with bright flavors of perfectly ripened cherries and strawberries. Harmonious and vibrant with modest tannins, welcoming finesse and easy drink ability. Still singing the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed May 15, 2014

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