February 17, 2020

2013 Sonnet Muns Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $38. Harvest Brix 26.0ยบ. Clones 667, 777, 114 and 115. Proprietary Assmanshausen yeast ferment. Aged 18 months in tight grain Hungarian oak barrels, 35% new, with lees stirring during malolactic fermentation. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Engaging perfume of crushed cherries, spice, mulch and sandalwood. Delicious core of black Morello cherries soaked in Kirsch and raspberry fruit with a pinch of spice and vanilla. Beautifully balanced with suave tannins, a smooth mouthfeel, and a very long finish lingering for at least 30 seconds. When re-tasted later in the day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was even more expressive, bursting with cherry and raspberry goodness. Pure Pinot class in the glass. Score: 95. Reviewed February 26, 2016

Winery: Sonnet Wine Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Wines