2007 Auteur Sonoma Stage Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 247 cases, $60. 50% Calera and 50% Swan selections. 10% whole cluster fermentation. · Native yeast. Aged in tight grain 50% new French oak. Dark violet in color. Very ripe fruit aromatic profile showing off raisin, roasted nuts, marzipan, mature grapes and seasoned wood. A touch of alcohol peeks out on the nose. The rich dark red fruits are somewhat subdued and augmented by flavors of roasted fruit and nuts ending in a dry finish. I could not warm up to this wine. Reviewed January 28, 2009

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