2012 Baxter Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino County Pinot Noir

$60. 100% whole cluster. Aged in 100% neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Enticing whole cluster accents of spice and rose petal goodness on the nose and palate. Bold flavors of earth-kissed darker fruits unencumbered by oak with a freshness and vivaciousness that appeals. Somewhat brooding and in need of decanting. Score: 92-94. Reviewed April 4, 2015

Winery: Baxter Winery
From article: Tastes of World of Pinot Noir