2014 MacPhail Vagon Rouge Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.59, 248 cases, $65. A special barrel blend. Sourced from Lakeview, Dutton Ranch-Thomas Road, Susanna’s and Mardikian Estate vineyards. Clones 115, 667, 2a, Martini, Swan and qhv Swan. Harvest Brix 22.7º-25.5º. 100% destemmed, 5-day cold soak, native yeast primary and malolactic fermentations. Aged 17 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 50% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Beautifully balanced and easy to enjoy, with aromas and flavors of blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry seasoned with a deft touch of oak, finishing with good depth and vigor. Silky in the mouth, with welcome poise. Score: 92. Reviewed August 17, 2016

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