2013 MacPhail Tolouse Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.58, 503 cases, $49. Harvest Brix 23.6º to 25.5º. Clones 2A, Pommard, 115, 667 and 777. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, native and proprietary yeast primary fermentation, native malolactic fermentation in barrel, batonage weekly for 3 months, aged 11 months sur lie in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. Bottled unfined and lightly filtered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Shy, but pleasing aromas of black cherry, plum and rose petals. Bright acidity drives the palate that is replete with flavors of dark red cherry and berries and a deft note of oak. Supple tannins make for easy drinking, and the finish is particularly pleasing with a burst of Bing cherry and a tight grip. Even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed November 22, 2015

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir