(2014) This is a barrel selection, and combination of Burgundy clones and the 'Swan clone', brought to California by Joseph Swan. The colour shows a little development and is medium-deep. On the nose there's a solidity and earthiness. It is a good expression of Pinot on the plummier side, even verging into prune notes, though there is a teasing glimpse of more floral and lifted spice. On the palate this has a touch of mocha and chocolate, and a really sweet core of ripe fruit that is delicious, if a touch overripe, but there's an edge here, with a sinewy grip to the tannins and plenty of acidity that means though it finishes with spice and fruit extraction. There is a slightly baked quality to the fruit compared to the fresher 2009 Masia, but it is not clumsy style. Around