2013 Maggy Hawk Stormin’ Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.76, TA 0.51, 236 cases, $66. Primary clone is 667. 5-day cold soak, proprietary yeast fermentation, punch downs daily, and aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 34% new. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. The classy nose offers aromas of black cherry, spice, seasoned barrique and mushroom. A blast of cherry greats the palate in the primarily redfruited, mid weight wine. Not quite the fruit intensity of the other 2013 Maggy Hawk wines, but still impresses with great harmony, cashmere tannins, and a lip-smacking finish. The wine was still pumping out engaging aromas the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 93. Reviewed February 26, 2016

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