2014 MacPhail Lakeview Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.40, TA 0.62, 211 cases, $49. Clones 114 and 115. Harvest Brix 24.2ยบ. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, inoculated yeast primary and native malolactic fermentations, batonnage weekly for 3 months, and aged 11 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 25% new. Bottled unfined and lightly filtered. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. A complex nose offers aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, spices including oregano and vanilla, and pipe smoke. Mid weight plus flavors echo the nose fruits with a gentle nod of oak. The dreamy texture satisfies and the spiced blueberry finish elevates the experience. Score: 93. Reviewed August 17, 2016

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Recently Tasted Notable California Pinot Noirs