2013 Lachini Vineyards La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Coast California Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.60, 288 cases, $55. 40% 115, 40% Pommard, 10% 114 and 10% 123. Grapes were hauled in a refrigerated truck for the long trip back to Oregon. 80% de-stemmed, 7 and 14-day cold soak in separate fermenters, native yeast fermentations. Aged 14 months in 100% French oak barrels, 33% new 33% 1-year-old, and 33% 2-yearold. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A plethora of black cherry and dark berry aromas and flavors are featured in this middleweight wine that is not as vibrant as the 2013 Estate bottling, but has more sappy fruit concentration. The tannins are modest, the texture is cozy, and the nutty oak in the background adds interest. A rare example of California grapes vinified by an Oregon winery. Score: 91. Reviewed September 3, 2015

Winery: Lachini Vineyards
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