2012 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

15.0% alc., pH 3.75, TA 0.54, 268 cases, $66. Wädenswil 2A clone. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 63% new. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. A very charming wine that aims to please with inviting scents of dark cherry, spice, rose petal and aniselaced oak. The full-bodied attack of black cherry, black raspberry and blackberry flavors are accented with a hint of spice. The most tannic of the Maggy Hawk Pinot Noirs, but has the fruit concentration to balance. The velvety mouthfeel is very seductive and the head-turning finish ramps up the intensity level a few notches. Score: 93. Reviewed May 25, 2015

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