2012 Panthea Klindt Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.89, TA 0.57, 180 cases, $42. Pommard and Dijon 113, 115, 777 and 667. The 8.25-acre Klindt Vineyard is located in the “deep end” of the Anderson Valley next to the Panthea Estate Vineyard and behind Handley Cellars. 100% de-stemmed, whole berry fermented with native and Burgundian yeasts after a multi-day cold soak. The wine was aged 22 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged in bottle for 12 months before release. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas of cherry, rose petal and spice leap from the glass. The delicious melange of Bing cherry, spice and savory herbs sings in harmony with the oak. The tannins are folded in and the mouthfeel is full, plush and highly satisfying. The intense finish hits all the right notes. Impressive. Score: 92. Reviewed September 18, 2015

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