VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
August 27, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2014 Waits-Mast Wentzel Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., 120 cases, $47. Released November 2016. Harvest Brix 23.5ยบ Clones 114, 115, 667 and 777. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. Production was doubled in 2014 and 25% whole clusters added to the fermentation (a rare technique for this winery). · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose leads with aromas ob cherry, pine, wood shed and dried herbs. A little more sap, body, structure and finish in this vintage compared to 2013. Mid weight flavors of dark red cherries and berries set off with complimentary oak spice. Texturally interesting, with fine-grain tannins and overall welcome harmony. Score: 90. Reviewed July 9, 2017

Winery: Waits-Mast Family Cellars
From article: More Recently Tasted Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge and Mendocino County Pinot Noir