Hartford Court MacLean's Block Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
The 2016 Pinot Noir MacLean's Block comes from an east facing slope just outside the town of Occidental and spent 16 months in 31% new French oak. It's a complete, balanced, medium to full-bodied effort that does everything right, giving up a huge bouquet of smoky black fruits, tobacco leaf, forest floor, and wood smoke. This big, masculine 2016 has plenty of tannins, a great mid-palate, and no shortage of length on the finish, it just needs 2-3 years of bottle age to show at its best.
The 2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir MacLean's Block is medium to deep ruby-purple in color and opens with fragrant notions of wild blueberries, redcurrant jelly, cranberry pie and kirsch plus hints of oolong tea, mossy bark and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, taut and firmly structured, it delivers tons of black and blue fruit layers sparked by earthy accents, finishing long and earthy. 302 cases produced.
The 2016 Pinot Noir MacLean's Block is plump, juicy and quite sensual in feel. Soft contours and silky tannins help push the fruit forward. Red cherry jam, pomegranate, blood orange, spice, lavender and mint build as this succulent Pinot shows off its considerable charms.