2013 Migration Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.46, 300 cases, $68. Harvest Brix 24.5ยบ. Sourced from Dutton-Manzana and Dutton-Thomas Road vineyards located in the cool Green Valley of Russian River Valley. A mix of clones. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of crushed red cherries, cake spice and nutty oak lead off. Suave and inviting, with a middleweight charge of cherry fruit accented with a deft note of oak. Forward-drinking, with silky tannins, and a noticeable acidity-fueled freshness. My only nit is a bit of alcoholic warmth shows up on the finish. Score: 90. Reviewed June 5, 2015

Winery: Migration Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Sonoma County Pinot Noir