2012 WALT Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 1,114 cases, $65. Release September 2014. Clones 667 and 115. Native yeast fermentation, aged in 65% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is scented with a mix of darker berries and graham. Soft and polished in the mouth, this fruit-driven wine features black raspberry, blackberry and plum flavors which veer to the ripe side. Lacks nuance and finishes with a strong sense of alcohol. Score: 87. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: WALT Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay & Outliers