2013 Three Sticks Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.67, 329 cases, $65. This vineyard is located on the western slope of Sonoma Mountain at an elevation of 300’ to 800’. 15% whole cluster, aged 16 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose opens slowly over time, offering aromas of black cherry and cranberry relish. Noticeably bright fruit freshness, with flavors of black cherry, cranberry and black raspberry. A subtle note of oak adds support and interest, the tannins are quite modest, and the finish has admirable length. Score: 90. Reviewed January 17, 2016

Winery: Three Sticks Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir