2013 Anaba Chenoweth Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.54, TA 0.62, 304 cases, $48. Sourced from Bootlegger’s Hill Vineyard planted and farmed by Charlie Chenoweth. It is situated close to the coast at 700 feet elevation and contains Goldridge soils. Harvest Brix 24.3º. Clones 115, Calera and Elite. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, basket pressed to barrel, aged 11 months on lees in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of very ripe berries, iron and vanilla lead to a full-bodied mix of blackberry, black currant and boysenberry fruit flavors with supportive oak. Succulent and deeply flavored, with fruit veering to the riper side, yet very charming with good harmony. Score: 89. Reviewed January 17, 2016

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