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2015 Tolosa Pinot Noir "Hollister"

Tolosa 2015 Hollister Pinot Noir

Winery: Tolosa

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hollister"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Edna Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $100

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: October 19, 2017

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Pinot Noir from Tolosa is impressive. It opens with a blackberry bouquet with hints of black licorice and boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich, smooth and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a concentrated black raspberry and blackberry blend with notes of boysenberry and mineralty. I also detected hints of black pepper, black plum and some old oak. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors show nice length. This is big boy Pinot. I would sip this by the fireplace this winter. With food, pair it with pan-seared duck breast. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Enticing aromas of red cherry, nori (dried seaweed), soy sauce, and a hint of eucalyptus. Nuanced flavors of black currant, blueberry, and black plum along with notes of cedar and black licorice. Prominent tannins on the mid palate with a lingering finish of molasses and salinity.

Organic status: not organic

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