2013 Bougetz Cellars The Cairn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.57, 200 cases, $39. Sourced from Volamus Vineyard. Clones 115, 667 and Pommard. Harvest Brix 26.0ยบ. 15% whole cluster fermented. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new and 60% once-used. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. An array of scents greet the drinker including black cherry, blackberry, underbrush, earthy flora and sawdust. A mid weight plus styled wine that is packed with earth-kissed, sweet black fruits accented with flavors of anise, tar and char. Open and giving, with balanced tannins and a sweet blackberry finish. The wine was more enjoyable the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle showing less oak overlay. Score: 88. Reviewed June 5, 2015

Winery: Bougetz Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Sonoma County Pinot Noir