2012 Flying Goat Cellars Solomon Hills Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.66, 201 cases, $42. Released February 7, 2015. Solomon Hills Vineyard was planted in 1999 and is under the stewardship of the Miller Family who also farm Bien Nacido Vineyard. This wine is 100% Dijon clone 113. Harvest Brix 24.2º. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. I wish this wine had less oak influence because otherwise it is perfectly fine. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, sandalwood and toast lead to a middleweight styled wine with flavors of black cherry and dark red berry framed by gentle tannins. Silky in the mouth with some finishing intensity marred by a trail of conspicuous oak. Score: 89. Reviewed October 2, 2016

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