2012 O’Connor Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.38, TA 0.68, 371 cases, $33. From a family owned, 3.5-acre vineyard in Sebastopol. Custom crushed at Freeman Winery. Eric Buffington winemaker and Ed Kurtzman consulting winemaker. Harvest Brix 24.2º. Clones are Pommard, 115 and 777. · This is a commendable wine that is well crafted. Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Classically Russian River Valley in character, with aromas and flavors of black cherry, cola, spice and a hint of dark chocolate and toasty oak. Nicely balanced, with silky tannins and some finishing length. Score: 90. Reviewed February 26, 2016

Winery: O'Connor Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Wines