2015 Waits-Mast Deer Meadows Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 70 cases, $58. Released March 2018. Vineyard is situated at 1600 feet elevation above Boonville. Owned and farmed by Rich Savoy. Harvest Brix 22.8º and 23.4º. Clones 115, 777 and Calera. 100% de-stemmed, native fermentation, aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Bright aromas of black cherry, fertile earth and friendly oak. Mid weight flavors of red cherry and berry and blueberry with a savory herbal thread. Silken tannins, with deft oak management. A solid wine but doesn’t overly excite. Score: 90. Reviewed June 29, 2018

Winery: Waits-Mast Family Cellars
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