2012 Flying Goat Cellars Bassi Ranch Vineyard San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.58, 150 cases, $38. Released February 7, 2015. The Bassi Ranch Vineyard was formerly named Salisbury Vineyard. It is located two miles from the Pacific Ocean near Avila Beach. Soils are well-drained clay loam. A very cool site with consistent temperatures throughout the growing period. Clones 667 and 2A. Harvest Brix 24.7º. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. An exotic nose with generous aromas of cherry, cardamom spice and wood pile. Sleek and suave in the mouth, with fruit flavors of cherry and cranberry robed in gentle tannins. The wine is a delight to drink, displaying a cherry-fueled, albeit oak-infused finish. Score: 90. Reviewed October 2, 2016

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