2013 Joseph Jewell Hallberg Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.27% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.56, 200 cases, $48. Release April 1, 2016. This original apple growing property, named after the former owners, Don and Marcia Hallberg, was sold to Emeritus Vineyards in 1999. Goldridge soils. Yields 2.40 tons per acre. 100% de-stemmed, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 22% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The scent of black raspberry, blackberry, spice and woodland is inviting. Up front black raspberry and blackberry fruits blanket the mid palate, carrying over on the lifted, juicy and very long sweet-fruited finish. A compliment of oak plays in the background in this harmonious offering. Considerably more enjoyable the next day when tasted from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed March 12, 2016

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
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