2012 Gary Farrell Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.53, TA 0.645, 444 cases, $60. Release date February 2015. Sourced from the vines at the Bacigalupi’s Frost Ranch. Wente selection of Pinot Noir. Aged 14 months in 40% new French oak. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, strawberry, cranberry and nutty oak lead to an elegant mid weight palate of red fruits with strawberry the most prominent. A layer of complimentary oak in the background adds interest. An enjoyable, understated, forward drinking wine, with supple tannins and a lip-smacking finish driven by a good cut of acidity. Score: 90. Reviewed October 20, 2014

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Russian River Valley Pinot Noir