2013 Maggy Hawk Afleet Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.58, 192 cases, $66. Primary clone is Pommard. 5-day cold soak, proprietary yeast primary fermentation, punch downs daily, aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 41% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A gorgeous perfume of black cherry, rose petal and vanilla arrives with more aromatic depth over time in the glass. The incredibly intense attack of black cherry, blueberry and pomegranate flavors bring the palate to attention. The engaging fruit envelopes the mid palate with purpose and is framed by filigree tannins. A special wine that although delicate in color, delivers sublime and boisterous flavors that are remarkably persistent on the energetic finish. The flavor profile is quite different from Pommard grown in the Russian River Valley. Score: 93. Reviewed February 26, 2016

Winery: Maggy Hawk
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Wines