2014 Brooks Note Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.70, 140 cases, $44. Rochioli and W├Ądenswil clones from the lower eastern blocks and RC clone from the western blocks. 10% whole cluster. 3-day cold soak, native yeast start to fermentation, clones kept separate and blended before bottling. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Bottled March 2016. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. Both savory and fruity aromas show up with a hint of sandalwood. Elegant and bright on the palate, bursting with flavors of dark red cherry and berry. The fruit really locks onto the palate and holds on through a very generous finish. Light in color and body, yet delivers a wallop of flavor, and has just enough fine-grain tannins to deliver a compliment of textural interest. Score: 92. Reviewed January 16, 2017

Winery: Brooks Note
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