2013 Vivier Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $37. Sourced from vineyards in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast. Aged in French oak barrels without fining or filtration. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy aromatics with only a peek of fruit and cedary oak. Middleweight flavors of purple and black fruits with balanced tannins and acidity. Pleasant, but nothing stands out. Check back in a year. Score: 87-88. Reviewed February 8, 2015

Winery: Vivier Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay