2016 Frank Family Carneros Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.59, 5,000 cases, $38. The foundation for this wine is the Frank Family‚Äôs Lewis Vineyard located in Napa Carneros near the shores of San Pablo Bay. This 78-acre vineyard has 68 acres planted to Chardonnay and 10 acres planted to Pinot Noir. The wine was aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 33% new, 67% once and twice-filled. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Perfume of black cherry, forest floor, and oak toast and spice. The middleweight, well-ripened flavors of black cherry and blueberry-pomegranate please with good intensity. Sleek in the mouth with engaging balance, a noticeable compliment of oak, and some finishing length. Score: 89. Reviewed April 15, 2018

Winery: Frank Family Vineyards
From article: Recent Sips of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay