2014 Kingston Family Vineyards “CJ’s” Barrel Casablanca Valley Chile Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 75 cases, $38. One of only a handful of Chilean vineyards leveraging artisan winemaking and sustainable viticultural techniques to uncover the potential of cool climate Pinot Noir. This bottling is named after CJ Kingston, a family patriarch and pioneer who came to Casablanca in the early 1900s looking for gold. This is an extremely limited special bottling, allocated to Old Corral club members and available only direct from the winery. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with bright aromas of fresh dark cherries, sous-bois and mocha. Very soft in the mouth and quite charming, with a succulent core of dark cherry, fig and nutty oak flavors dressed in suave tannins. Light on its feet and a pleasure to drink. Score: 90. Reviewed November 22, 2015

Winery: Kingston Family Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir