2016 Cattleya Wines Donum Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 65 cases, $70. Sourced from the West Slope block containing the vineyard’s oldest vines. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black raspberry, dried dark rose petal and spice are enticing. Deep, dark and mysterious, with a generous amount of sappy black fruits touched by oak and supported by sleek tannins. Very polished, with a sexy, plush texture, and finishing long and dry. A bit reserved upon opening, showing off more when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 94. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Cattleya Wines
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay