2012 COBB Emmaline Ann Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 175 cases, $75. This Freestone Valley vineyard gets the most shade and fog of any of the vineyards winemaker Cobb works with. 30% whole clusters. Aged 22 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A loud nose of ever-expanding aromas of cherry, raspberry, rose petal, spice and sandalwood. Lighter in weight and quite demure, but very flavorful, with tastes of cherry, strawberry, spice and floral goodness, framed by suave tannins and lifted by a bright spark of acidity. A lengthy finish completes the deal. Even more whole cluster evident the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 93. Reviewed May 25, 2015

Winery: COBB Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir