2011 Maggy Hawk Jolie Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.57, 242 cases, $66. Dijon clone 115. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 48% new. · Gorgeous moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. This wine has an “Oh God!” nose offering sexy aromas of Bing cherry, cardamom spice, dark chocolate and vanilla bean. The delicious black cherry core saturates the mid palate, expands in the mouth, and carries over to a finish that seems to last a minute. Suede-like tannins frame the fruit which is accented by oak-driven notes of spice, mocha and vanilla. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and recorked bottle, the aromatic goodness was still in full dress. The only nit I have is that the oak is a little heavyhanded. Score: 93. Reviewed May 25, 2015

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