2014 Fogline Vineyards Hillside Block Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 195 cases, pH 3.63, TA 0.603, $45. Release December 17, 2017. Estate Hillside Vineyard. Swan, Mt. Eden, Pommard and 115 clones. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose reluctantly offers hints of black cherry, underbrush and vanilla. Rather closed, with a mid weight focus on blackest cherry flavor. Well-ripened fruit profile, with expressive tannins and a slightly astringent finish. A slight bit more expressive when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle but the tannins still stick out. This could benefit from cellaring for a few years and my score may prove to be conservative. Score: 89. Reviewed August 5, 2017

Winery: Fogline Vineyards
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