2013 Maggy Hawk Hawkster Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.73, TA 0.53, 268 cases, $66. Primary clone is Wädenswil 2A. 5-day cold soak, proprietary yeast primary fermentation, fermented in three separate lots unlike the other Maggy Hawk wines. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 49% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A panoply of dark red berries, earthy flora and wood spice greet the nose. In the mouth, the delicious flavors of dark red cherry, raspberry and spice are accented with a judicious touch of oak. The satiny texture is sensual and comforting and the wine’s balance is impeccable. Like all great wines, the intensely flavorful finish refuses to dissipate. Still exceptional the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 94. Reviewed February 26, 2016

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