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2006 Adobe Road Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

15.3% alc., 1350 cases, $39. Owned by Kevin and Debra Buckler, this winery is located in the cool Sonoma Coast town of Petaluma at 1995 S. McDowell Blvd. Founded in 1999, production is 5,000 cases of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The interesting tasting room features a display of racing cars (Kevin is a well-known sports car racer). The winemaker is Frank Dusak. The 2005 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was one of the top wines at the 2008 Pinot Noir Shootout and sold out quickly. · The wine pulls you in with attractive aromas of wild berries, earth, pepper, oak and a nice touch of barnyard. Dark-fruited with a strong tug of oak that competes with the fruit. Softly textured with a clean finish that leaves a little heat in its wake. Reviewed October 1, 2008

Winery: Adobe Road Winery
From article: Small Sips of California Pinot Noir: Just Drink It