VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
August 27, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2015 Waits-Mast Wentzel Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 90 cases, $47. Released November 2018. The 10-acre vineyard near Philo is organically farmed. Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777. 100% de-stemmed, proprietary yeast fermentation, aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of boysenberry pie and underbrush lead to light to mid weight flavors of boysenberry and blackberry with a bit of nutty oak in the background. The fruit is supported by mild, ruddy tannins. The wine has a somewhat shallow finish and lacks a bit of stuffing, but overall is a pleasant drink. Score: 89. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: Waits-Mast Family Cellars
From article: Recent Tastings of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay