2013 Brooks Note Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.71, 140 cases, $44. Rochioli selection and W├Ądenswil grapes were sourced from the lower, eastern blocks planted in 1992 and the RC clone from the western blocks planted in 2000. 10% whole cluster. 3-day cold soak, native yeast fermentation finished in 2 weeks. Wines from the three different selections and clones were vinified separately and combined just before bottling. Aged 16 months in 100% French oak barrels, 33% new. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. I was really drawn into the glass by the aromas of Maraschino cherry, peach skin and redwood forest. The profound attack of ripe red cherry and raspberry fruits alerts the palate and persists on the finish for more than 30 seconds. The raspberry fruit really sticks out and there is an interesting edible flower petal component to the flavor profile. The tannins are very supple and comforting. This charming and elegant offering is highly enjoyable now, but has the balance to prevail through several years. Score: 93. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Brooks Note
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