2012 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.63, TA 0.59, 156 cases, $66. Pommard clone. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 43% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely scent of black cherry mash, spice, rose petal and grilled mushrooms. More sappy and concentrated than the 2011 version, with a bombastic array of redder cherry and berry fruits touched by oak. Deft winemaking here with suave tannins, and bright acidity that flatter the fruit core. Like all the 2012 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noirs, the finish is noteworthy for its generosity and persistence. Score: 93. Reviewed May 25, 2015

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