2010 Panthea Siren Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3,70, TA 0.54, 700 cases, $28. Grapes sourced from diverse locations in the Anderson Valley. Pommard, Swan, Dijon and R31 clones. 100% destemmed, whole berry fermented using wild and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. Aged for up to 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged 18 months in bottle before release. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The black cherry, blackberry and pomegranate fruits have a slightly stewed quality on the nose and palate. Silky and easy to drink, with supple tannins and a hardy oak overlay expressed as marzipan and toast. Score: 87. Reviewed September 18, 2015

Winery: Panthea Winery & Vineyard
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir