2013 MacPhail Wildcat Mountain Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.60, 217 cases, $49. Released spring 2016. Clones 115, 667, 777 and “828.” Harvest Brix 25.5º100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, inoculated yeast fermentation, native malolactic fermentation in barrel, battonage weekly for 3 months, and aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Considerable coaxing is needed to bring out shy aromas of wild berries and forest floor. The dark berry essence satisfies and is well framed by gritty tannins and some oak overlay. Overall, the wine is quite enjoyable, but nothing stands out. Score: 89. Reviewed April 22, 2016

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir