2012 MacPhail Anderson Creek Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.81, TA 0.57, 114 cases, $49. Released fall 2014. Clones 777 and 115. Harvest Brix 24.8ยบ. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, native and inoculated yeast fermentation, native malolactic fermentation in barrel, battonage in barrel once weekly for 3 months, and aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is closed for business and despite considerable time, never reveals any notable aromas. A richly flavored, big boy wine with intense dark fruit flavors and matching tannins. This is a fruit-driven wine of considerable heft that lacks nuance but will please those who welcome hedonistic fruit. There is a slight residual of warmth on the finish. Score: 88. Reviewed April 22, 2016

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