2016 Brooks Note Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.56, TA 0.65, 250 cases, $44. Rochioli selection and W√§denswil 2A clone from the lower, eastern block planted in 1992 and a Romane√©-Conti selection from the higher, western block. 10% whole cluster. 3-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 33% new, 66% neutral. Bottled in March 2017. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Seductive aromas of black cherry, raspberry, spice cabinet and a hint of toasty oak. Fresh and invigorating in the mouth, with a charge of ripe cherry and raspberry fruit with a hint of cola. The tannic backbone is finely tuned and the finish hangs on for what seems like at least 30 seconds. A real charmer. You should stock up on this one at this price. Score: 95. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: Brooks Note
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