June 12, 2019

2013 Ken Brown Radian Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.49, TA 0.61, 247 cases, $70. This vineyard is located at the extreme west end of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and is one of the coldest vineyards on the entire West Coast. 59% clone 115, 41% clone 667. 100% de-stemmed, aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Very shy aromas of boysenberry pie, potpourri and pipe smoke. Mid weight plus in style and a bit rustic and rugged in character, with very intense sappy flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, cassis, anise, and earth backed by energetic tannins, reflecting the cool, windy location of the vines. Score: 92. Reviewed November 12, 2017

Winery: Ken Brown Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay