2012 Knez Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 650 cases, $42. Clones are primarily W├Ądenswil, Pommard, Martini and David Bruce. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose reflects some whole cluster fermentation with aromas of exotic roses, Moroccan spices, black cherries and the slightest oak. A mid weight, brawny wine with big shoulders., offering generous flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, tar and animale. The fruit coats the mouth and provides uncommon intensity on the finish which offers a modest rush of dry tannins. A distinctive wine that is terroir-driven and should improve over the next several years in bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed July 28, 2014

Winery: Knez Winery
From article: Press Tasting of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir