August 27, 2019
The Prince Departs

2014 Waits-Mast Nash Mill Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 67 cases, $40. Released November 2016. Vineyard owned by Zac and Krista Robinson, whose family also owns Husch Vineyards. Harvest Brix 26.5ยบ. A mix of 115 and 667 and Pommard clones harvested from this fog-bound, deep end site. Fermented whole berry with native yeasts and aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Enticing aromas of cherry, cranberry, wilted rose and pipe smoke. Flat-out great on the palate with a delicious core of black cherry fruit. Elegantly composed and satiny in texture, with modest tannins and a sleek, polished demeanor. The oak lends a helping but not intrusive hand. This wine simply stands out immediately upon tasting and continues its peacock tail finish when tasted over a two day period. Score: 94. Reviewed July 9, 2017

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