2013 Mignanelli Roma's Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.61, 75 cases, $42. This small family owned and dry farmed vineyard was planted exclusively to Pinot Noir in 1992. Located on a ridge 1800 feet above the town of Boonville, it is exposed to cold Pacific Ocean breezes. The site struggled to ripen in 2013. Pommard clone. 25% whole cluster fermentation. Aged in French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. There is a nice compliment of whole cluster goodness in this mid weight wine featuring aromas of charred plum, black cherry and exotic spice, and flavors of black raspberry, blueberry, spice and a thread of oak. Texturally appealing with fine grain tannins and a bit of citrus blessed acidity in the background. Score: 91. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Mignanelli Winery
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