2012 Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.55, 9,337 cases. Unreleased. 33% new oak. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Shy fruit aromas with toasty oak and a bit of reduction which blows off over time in the glass. Mid weight flavors of purple berries including boysenberry. Very young and sense that the fruit is trying to come out. Slightly savory, with a herbal note. The tannins are nicely balanced and there is some finishing power. A well-crafted wine that needs more time in bottle. Very good +. Reviewed November 19, 2014

Winery: Bouchaine Vineyards
From article: On the Pinot Trail: Tasting at Bouchaine Vineyards