February 17, 2020

2014 The Withers English Hill Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 347 cases, $48. 8.5-acre vineyard planted in 2005. Located 9.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Occidental at 652 feet in Goldridge soil. Clones are Vosne-Romanee, 115 and 667. 35% whole cluster and feral yeast fermentation after a cold soak. Aged in French oak barrels, 15% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Highly ripened fruit aromas combined with notes of mesquite, stem and mocha java. Mid weight flavors of oak-kissed black cherry with an earthy, savory herb undertone. Plush in the mouth, with soft, merged tannins, spice notes, and some finishing goodness. This wine will benefit from more time in bottle to fully harmonize. Score: 89. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: The Withers Winery
From article: Final California Wine Reviews of 2016