2015 Waits-Mast Mendocino County Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 75 cases, $35. Released November 2017. A select blend of different barrels from the winery’s vineyard-designate wines: Mariah Vineyard in the Mendocino Ridge and Oppenlander Vineyard in Mendocino County. Harvest Brix 23.9º (Mariah) and 26.5º (Oppenlander). 100% de-stemmed, native yeast (Oppenlander) and proprietary yeast (Mariah). Aged 16 months in neutral French oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of cherry and sandalwood lead to a lighter weighted wine featuring cherry and blueberry fruit flavors that are simple but satisfying. Sleek in the mouth with good t n’ a balance and some red cherry finish. A very good daily drinker. Score: 89. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: Waits-Mast Family Cellars
From article: Recently Tasted Pinot Noir & Chardonnay