MacPhail Mardikian Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016 Rated 93+WA

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Rated 93+
Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Mardikian Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir displays earth-inspired notions of truffles, damp soil and forest floor with a core of black cherries, cinnamon, cloves and pomegranate plus a waft of potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and quite spicy in the mouth, it has a solid frame of velvety tannins and seamless freshness with a very long finish of exotic spice. Drink 2018-2026.

Wine Tasting Notes
The Mardikian Estate is not only a standout, it is also our flagship; I approach every wine with precision - the vineyard brings all the complexity and the oak should simply be the background and support the fruit, not take the lead role. On this vintage, delicate aromas of perfumed rose petal and black cherry lift from the glass and are met with hints of smoky oak. There is energy and tension on the palate as black fruits and notes of grilled meats envelop well-structured and elegant tannins. In tandem, elements of Bing cherry and bergamot deliver a subtle acidity that provides the backbone to complete the w

100% Pinot Noir
Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, 2A, Martini, Pommard

Alcohol 14.5%
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