2014 Bevan Cellars Summit 1376’ Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $75. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. Engaging aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and spice with less oak in put than the 2114’ bottling. An explosion of purple and black fruits greet the palate, along with complimentary oak-driven notes of dark chocolate and caramel, yet the hedonistic load of sappy fruit is tempered by firm tannins. This wine is not for the timid and is about as big as Pinot Noir gets. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the spectacular charge of fruit stood out and the oak overlay had tempered further. This wine is not my preferred type of Pinot Noir, but it is very well done in this style. Score: 91. Reviewed June 5, 2015

Winery: Bevan Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Sonoma County Pinot Noir