2011 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.57, 97 cases, $66. Pommard clone. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 34% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of Bing cherry, blackberry, dried herbs and vanilla lead to a mid weight palate of enticing spicy black cherry and raspberry fruit flavors with a thread of herbs and oak vanillin in the background. The tannins are ripe, firm and well-proportioned, the mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and the finish has impressive length. The wine was even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle with deep cherry flavor and a ridiculously long finish. Score: 92. Reviewed May 25, 2015

Winery: Maggy Hawk
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