2015 Waits-Mast Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino County Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 118 cases, $45. Released November 2018. Vineyard is located outside the town of Comptche, 8.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Consistently cool temperatures pervade the growing season and harvest is late. Clones 115 and Pommard. 100% de-stemmed, native yeast fermentation, aged 16 months in a mix of once-used, twice-used and neutral French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Light garnet color in the glass. Elegantly styled, with aromas of cherry, strawberry, tobacco leaf and toast. Discreet in weight, with refreshing flavors of cherry, raspberry and allspice. Good vibrancy, with a suave mouthfeel and some finishing grace and purpose. Score: 90. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: Waits-Mast Family Cellars
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