2014 Three Sticks Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 243 Cases, $60. 22% whole cluster. Aged 10 months in 100% French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A mix of aromas including black cherry, black raspberry, floral bouquet, mulch and toasty oak fade a bit over time in the glass. Silky in the mouth, with mid weight plus flavors of earthy black cherry and Middle Eastern spices. The immersed tannins and balanced acidity make for easy drinking. Score: 89. Reviewed May 11, 2016

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