September 29, 2015

2012 Ernest Vineyards The Engineer Romanini Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 360 cases, 360 cases, $36. Released spring 2014. Pommard clone and Calera selection. Aged in 37% new French oak. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely scented with hi-tone cherry, berry and briar aromas. Mid to full-bodied, with an impressive Bing cherry attack, complimentary oak in the background, and a vivacious finish. The tannins are evident but suave. There is plenty of sappy fruit in this wine, but the wine is still fresh, juicy, balanced and ready for current enjoyment. Score: 92. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: Ernest Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay & Outliers