MAGGY HAWK PINOT NOIR UN. '14
MAGGY HAWK PINOT NOIR "UNFORGETTABLE", ANDERSON VALLEY 2014
Sweet-seeming oak aromas and flavors match well with the full body and ripe cherry and berry notes, giving a broad, mouthcoating texture and sense of warmth. Winemaker Elizabeth Grant-Douglas aged the wine in French oak barrels, 30% new.
NVWE Notes: This impressive wine is darkly rich, harmonious and distinctive. The aromas, and the flavors that follow in more or less equal proportion, are a "meaty" melange of Italian Maraschino cherry, dried red currant, dark boysenberry, raspberry, strawberry cobbler, dried red rose, bresaola, pink peppercorn, date nut, mace, baking-spice, sandalwood, star anise, cherry pit and pencil shavings. It is very rich in body, gutsy and lingering, with piquant cherry pit and graphite notes bringing a dry balance at the end. It is built for deeply flavored entrees and although it is already a luxurious dinner companion it should continue to improve for at least three more years. 247 cases made.