2013 Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir "Stormin"
Winery: Maggy Hawk
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stormin"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Anderson Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 236
KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: July 4, 2016
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Maggy Hawk is very good. It just needs a little time to open up. It opens with a strong black raspberry and dark chocolate bouquet with hints of boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, rich and concentrated for a Pinot. The initial flavor profile is a combination of blackberry, oak and minerality with hints of black tea, black pepper and a touch of black cherry. That said, on day 2 this Pinot really opens up and softens nicely. Be sure to decant it and let those blueberries come out! The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. This boldish styled Pinot will appeal to readers who like a bigger style of Pinot. It's a closer, so let it hang out and give it some air to develop. I would pair it with slow cooked braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Much like its quarrelsome counterpart, Stormin' lends intense expression. Dark, brambly fruits are found on the nose with subtle mocha and chai tea notes shining through. Rich and plush in texture, the palate reveals dark chocolate and black plum with a delightful finish of vanilla and clove. When poured to glass, the brilliant intensity and abundance of flavors and aroma is discovered in this obstinate wine.
Organic status: not organic
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