2012 Flying Goat Cellars Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.71, TA 0.53, 158 cases, $60. Released October 4, 2014. Martini clone from original 1973 own-rooted plantings. Harvest Brix 23.8ยบ. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass with very slight bricking of the rim. Ultra ripe, even roasted fruit aromas and flavors. The wine seems older than its years, with the black cherry and black berry fruits a bit tired and flat. Some tertiary characters are beginning to emerge. Score: 87. Reviewed October 2, 2016

Winery: Flying Goat Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir