2014 Small Vines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.56, RS 0.7 g/L, 675 cases, $55. Released February 2016. TBH, Fassler, Baranoff, and MIK vineyards. Calera, Pommard, Swan, 943, “828,” 459, 114, 115, 667 and 777 planted in red sandy clay loam and Goldridge sandy loam soils, 2722-3630 vines per acre. Harvest Brix 21.8º-23.0º. Yields 1.5-2.2 lobs per vine. 35% whole cluster. 3 to 5-day cold soak, native primary and malolactic fermentations, aged 12 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, 30% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Engaging scents of black cherry, exotic spice, rose petal and sweet smoke. Discreetly concentrated flavors of well-spiced black cherry and black raspberry fruits framed by modest tannins and a pleasingly heady finish. Highly approachable at this young age. Score: 91. Reviewed August 16, 2016

Winery: Small Vines Wines
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