2007 Siduri Wines Pinot Noir Sonatera Vineyard
Sonoma Coast, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 14.1%
Price at time of purchase: $29.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Lovers of lean Burgundies will probably find this fruit bomb out of their comfort zone, but it is a major winner for lovers of pure, fruit-dominated, beautifully extracted California Pinot Noir. From a vineyard located near Sebastopol (but in the Sonoma Coast rather than Russian River appellation), it is soft as velvet yet deep and long and possessed of terrific fruit density - more sweet dried cherry and plum than tart cherry or pomegranate. Yet there is no sense of over-ripeness or hotness or clumsiness in this wine whatsoever. It's wonderfully balanced and fills out all the nooks and crannies in the taste buds with ripe fruit and complex musky/earthy/smoky notes. [Purchased on sale at winery.] - HK 2010-04-03


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