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2005 Fort Ross Vineyard Estate Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 513 cases, $49. Aged 11 months in 40% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. Website availability. · Very dark reddish-purple in color. A big wine that attacks the senses with an onslaught of black cherry, baked plum, spice box and peppermint aromas and prodigious dark fruits, clove and tar flavors. Still young and brooding. A little heat peaks out on the finish. Reviewed April 18, 2009

Winery: Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery
From article: 2009 Pinot Noir Summit