2012 Panthea Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.72, TA 0.57, 300 cases, $55. 80% Pommard and 20% Dijon clones. 100% de-stemmed and whole berry fermented with native and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels, 45% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged in bottle 22 months before release. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Bright aromas of purple grape, boysenberry and lavender tend to fade in the glass over time. A mid weight plus wine that is a bit tight and tannic now, offering an array of purple fruits and firm-handed oak. The tannins gain a little traction on the generously fruity finish that reveals a touch of alcoholic warmth. Score: 89. Reviewed September 18, 2015

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