2012 Nelson Hill Deep End Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 260 cases, $40. Released May 15, 2015. This rocky, south-facing vineyard is located on a slope only a few miles from the Mendocino coastline. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A mid weight plus styled wine with a very ripe fruit profile. Aromas of crushed cherries, spice cake, sassafras and complimentary oak lead to satisfying and sappy flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, cola, spice and toasty oak. The tannins are submerged, the mouthfeel is plush and velvety, and the finish shows impressive length and welcome juiciness. Score: 90. Reviewed February 26, 2016

Winery: Nelson Hill Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Wines